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The Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun will now begin to offer FREE E-Books. This e-book, WORK: Karma Yoga is a must read and it was written by our dear master, Ming Zhen Shakya. In offering this E-Book, we hope that it is beneficial to your spiritual path.
“Detachment and Selling Heaven” is a memorable essay by Ming Zhen Shakya….it resounds on many levels like the sound of a gong being struck. Her exquisite understanding of the Irish tenor who is seemlingly forever drowning himself in sentiment, leaving many to go the grave soaking wet and her brilliant understanding of the attachment involved and the well-placed observance of the poems, especially McCormack’s, The Portrait.
Well worth the read!
There is so much to do every day….how do you sort out what is important for your spiritual practice. If you have ever wondered what is important in Zen practice Fashi Yao Xin Shakya gives a bright answer to those who want to know.
In this complex. exquisite essay Ming Zhen leads us through the fine workings of insight as if we are obliged to ascertain the same truths and joys of Archimedes discovery of measuring the cheap copper from gold. This essay requires concentration, effort and skill….all fine tools of the spiritual adept.
Rick (evil genius of The Money Lender) gets ‘his turn in the barrel’ when he tries to retreat to a house he owns and finds it filled with very nasty squatters. Rick thinks he knows how to fight fire with fire. But that remains to be seen.
Conflict between North and South, introduction of firearms, and foreign religious interference present problems that only an extraordinary man could solve. The Shogun Ieyasu intended to be that man.To attain his goal he calmly resorted to force and political trickery. Yet one small betrayal wore so heavily on him that he wrote the Buddha’s name 10,000 times to atone for it.
As the Way of Life says: “Existence is beyond the power of words / To define: Terms may be used / But are none of them absolute”. In “Words: As Images of God”, Yao Xiang Shakya steps into the terrain where words strive to become Real.