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Dharma Talks : The Kwan Um School of Zen and Providence Zen Center

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In the clear clear, stillness stillness
True face stands revealed.
All dharmas originally empty.
Pine tree is green, rock peak is white.
       - Zen Master Seung Sahn

(Hits the platform with his Zen stick)

Originally Buddha and eminent teachers never gave transmission.

(Hit)

One sound takes away attainment and no attainment.

(Hit)

Sky and ground complete stillness.

Zen Master Seung Sahn already transmission: all transmissions to birds and trees.

Nothing left for you and me.

Then what is this?

Me facing you, you facing me.

You ask the sky, you ask the tree.

Rocks head talking to rocks head.

Wake up wake up! Why?

KATZ!

Nice to see your face, how are you?


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