Transmission Dharma Combat  

On April 15, 2001 Zen Master Dae Kwan received transmission from Zen Master Seung Sahn at Kye Ryong Sahn International Zen Center/Mu Sahn Sah.

Question: I have a question about this—just before we said, ¡°Homage to all the Buddhas.¡± But a Buddha is complete. It doesn¡¯t need anything. Why give homage to the Buddhas?
Zen Master Dae Kwan: You already understand.
Q: So I ask you.
ZMDK: You¡¯re looking at me, I¡¯m looking at you.
Q: Only that?
ZMDK: Not enough?
Q: Thank you for your teaching.
ZMDK: You¡¯re welcome.

Q: You get dharma transmission here at Kye Ryong Sahn. Kye means chicken. Ryong means dragon. What are you going to be, a chicken or a dragon?
ZMDK: You already understand.
Q: Please teach me.
ZMDK: What do you call me?
Q: Sifu [Chinese for teacher.]
ZMDK: That¡¯s it!
Q: Thank you.
ZMDK: You¡¯re welcome.

Q: You¡¯re going to be a Zen Master and you took 500 precepts. I only took 10 precepts. Is your teaching going to be a lot better?
ZMDK: You already understand.
Q: Please teach me.
ZMDK: You are my teacher.
Q: Only that?
ZMDK: Not enough?
Q: Thank you for your teaching.
ZMDK: You¡¯re welcome.

Q: We¡¯ve known each other for over ten years. You¡¯re my good teacher and also my good friend. Today you¡¯re a Zen Master. So, what kind of relationship do we have now?
ZMDK: You already understand.
Q: Please teach me.
ZMDK: You are my best friend, not only good friend.
Q: Thank you.

Q: In his opening speech, Zen Master Dae Bong talked about many transmissions from Buddha. I want to ask one question. Before the ceremony I already knew what you did to become a Zen Master. So, when did you become a Zen Master?
ZMDK: You already understand.
Q: I¡¯m asking you.
ZMDK: What are you doing now?
Q: I¡¯m sitting on a cushion and asking a question.
ZMDK: Already appear, transmission.
Q: Thank you for your teaching.
ZMDK: You¡¯re welcome.


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