zen - ANNOUNCEMENTS Conflict Exam December 16(Thursday 8-10...

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A NNOUNCEMENTS r Conflict Exam c December 16 (Thursday) 8-10 AM c 141 Wohlers r Main Exam c December 17 (Friday) 8-10 AM c Follinger Auditorium r BE THERE ON TIME!!!! r Tell your TA if you need to take the conflict exam
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Z EN : LOOKING INWARD A Review
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O RIGIN r Believed to have originated from the Buddha himself c Sermon at Vulture Park – experience cannot be described by words r Basics derived from the Buddha – emphasis on direct experience c No reliance on scriptures, words or letters c Direct pointing to the mind/inside c Looking within self and attaining Buddhahood
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Z EN B ELIEFS r Every existence has Buddha-nature r Sunyata is the nature of Buddha (ultimate reality (ultimate reality) r Separation of forms poisons the mind r Zen removes the ego – ‘I-ness and not I-’ r Enlightenment transcends time and space
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B EYOND M ETHOD & G ATELESS GATE r All methods create a barrier – conceptualization c Acts as a barrier between the person and reality c ‘Method beyond method’ r Gateless gate: c Opens up to the direct experience of reality c Does not streamline the path to this experience in any way
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S ATORI VS
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course ASST 104 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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