A Guide to Zen: Lessons From a Modern Master by Katsuki Sekida

By Katsuki Sekida

Edited by means of Marc Allen

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Katsuki Sekida was once either a good author and an outstanding Zen grasp, and his books on Zen are one of the so much finished ever written in English. In those pages, his former scholar Marc Allen culls the best items from the unique works to create a fantastically readable, brilliantly illuminating consultant to Zen meditation.

It starts off with a precis of Zen, maintains with an entire path in Zen meditation, and ends with reviews on a Zen vintage, looking for the lacking Ox. particular practices are featured all through, akin to “One-Minute Zazen” and different gemstones which are the results of a life of learn. for college kids of Zen either new and outdated, Sekida’s teachings are an never-ending resource of perception and knowledge.

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By Katsuki Sekida

Edited by means of Marc Allen

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Katsuki Sekida was once either a good author and an outstanding Zen grasp, and his books on Zen are one of the so much finished ever written in English. In those pages, his former scholar Marc Allen culls the best items from the unique works to create a fantastically readable, brilliantly illuminating consultant to Zen meditation.

It starts off with a precis of Zen, maintains with an entire path in Zen meditation, and ends with reviews on a Zen vintage, looking for the lacking Ox. particular practices are featured all through, akin to “One-Minute Zazen” and different gemstones which are the results of a life of learn. for college kids of Zen either new and outdated, Sekida’s teachings are an never-ending resource of perception and knowledge.

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All wholes are dependent on their parts, and parts on the wholes they help to make up. The dollar bill depends for its existence on the particles of paper and ink that constitute it but also, for its existence as a dollar bill, on the entire economic system in 1. See Walser 2005 for biographical speculation. 26 Na¯ga¯rjuna’s Mu¯lamadhyamakaka¯rika¯ 27 which it figures. Finally, all phenomena are dependent for their identities on conceptual imputation. The dollar bill is only a dollar bill, as opposed to a bookmark, because the United States Treasury so designates it.

Consciousness accompanied by equanimity, associated with doubt is one kind; consciousness accompanied by equanimity, associated with restlessness is one kind; these two together are called the very deluded consciousnesses. 7. And so in this way twelve unwholesome consciousnesses have been given in full. 8. Those rooted in greed [can be] eightfold, those rooted in hatred twofold, and those rooted in delusion twofold—in this way the unwholesome can be twelve. 9. Eye-consciousness accompanied by equanimity, and similarly earconsciousness, nose-consciousness, and tongue-consciousness; bodyconsciousness accompanied by pain, receiving consciousness accompanied by equanimity, and investigating consciousness accompanied by equanimity: these seven consciousnesses are called unwholesome-resultant consciousnesses.

But each of the three qualifiers added to this term to denote one of the three natures creates a subtly ambiguous compound, and plays on this ambiguity form part of the structure of Vasubandhu’s ingenious verse treatise. On the one hand, each characterizes the nature itself—part of what it is to be a phenomenon. On the other hand, each characterizes the relation of the subject to the phenomenon, or the character of the subjectivity that constitutes the representation of the phenomenon. The text is hence simultaneously an essay in ontology and in phenomenology.

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