People buried in their egos – victims of their own poisonous anger, lust, or ignorance – find release only when they can spew that venom onto others. It’s the only catharsis they get. We hear them on moonless nights, stalking the land, targeting anyone within spitting range.
To avoid the mess during these Nights of the Living Dead, the rest of us have to find a Refuge… and wait for sunrise. It helps to understand – if not the source of their venom – at least the display of it. Sometimes we encounter it “in kind” and sometimes “in degree.”
It is when we do take time to reflect upon moral issues that we need to consider the motivation of those who so vehemently question other people’s morality – and this includes our own outcries as well. Ming Zhen covers a lot of ground — stay with her — the last bit is worth the effort.
a contentious time when everything seems unreliable where everything is up for grabs Ming Zhen Shakya offers us an opportunity to practice the pull for this and the push for that. She goads us, lures us, all the time getting ready to pull the rug out from under our beliefs and opinions. At the edge of thinking something is right or wrong she goes beyond and leaves us up in the air….uncomfortable, in the lap of the Zen Buddhism. FREE E- BOOK
We’re all certain that we’re immune to the contagion of disastrous conviction, that we’ll never be vulnerable to a […]
Belief, being as contagious as a virus and often just as deadly, can put a teacher in the uncomfortable position […]
An inspiring elucidation of two masterpiece’s by Shi Ke. Ming Zhen helps us see beyond the obvious in Master Shi Ke’s figure painting into the spiritual magnificence of Shi Ke’s depiction of the Nirvanic Void, A must read!
On Zenmar’s Presentation of The Sutta on Antecedentness by Breath by Ming Zhen Shakya, OHY (Majjhima Nikaya 3.82 Translated by Ven. […]
FREE E-BOOK Alchemical Detachment & Integration by Ming Zhen Shakya
As you read this final part of a three part explanation by Ming Zhen Shakya keep it mind that it is all model and metaphor and not to be taken literally.
And now if any be ignorant, let him be ignorant. I know not what more to say and not […]
I felt an overwhelming sense of power – like God must feel when he’s carrying a gun.” — H. […]
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.
Because they regard themselves as intellectuals who cannot countenance things unscientific, atheists mock rituals they do not understand. In Theophagy: The Communion Ritual, our dear late teacher, Ming Zhen Shakya examines this religious practice.