Buddha-Basics (Part IV) — Viewing Right

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39456

    Buddha-Basics (Part IV) — Viewing Right

    The first branch of the ‘”Eightfold Path is Right View (sometimes called Right Perspective or Right Understanding)…
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    That is: to study and to come to understand the world through fundamental Buddhist perspectives and philosophies, and to make those ways of seeing a natural part of one’s life. The Four Noble Truths, The Eightfold Path, The Precepts, Impermanence, the Middle Way, Non-existence of the “self,” Cause and Effect, Dependent Co-Origination, Buddhist views on time, life and death, the workings of the senses and mind… the words and insights of the Buddha and later teachers… the list goes on… (In fact, all that’s the subject of this “Buddha-Basics” series!) Our Zazen Practice brings life to these doctrines, while each doctrine helps give shape and meaning to our Zazen.
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    But “Zen” is also said to be “a special transmission outside the scriptures, not dependent on words and letters,” with legends of old Zen masters burning their Buddhist philosophy books. So: which view of “right view” is right?

    CLICK HERE for today’s Sit-A-Long video.



    Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 15 to 35 minutes is recommended.


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    Last edited by Jundo; 04-19-2024, 12:56 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Eugene
    Member
    • Oct 2013
    • 3

    #2
    Dear Jundo,

    which book would be a right one for a beginner like me?
    promise too keep making splashes in then water

    eugene

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    • Jundo
      Treeleaf Founder and Priest
      • Apr 2006
      • 39456

      #3
      Hi Eugene,

      We have a recommended book list for books about Shikantaza, Soto Zen, Zen and Buddhism. The ones with ** are recommended for new folks. One might just pretty much read right down the list of those.

      Hi, The following is a recommended book list for our Sangha. It covers a variety of works on Zen, life, “Just Sitting” Shikantaza Zazen, Master Dogen and Buddhism in general. Thank you to all who provided input, and the list is still open to new suggestions and additions. Please email or PM me (Jundo) with any


      Gassho, Jundo
      ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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      • Joryu
        Member
        • Jan 2014
        • 106

        #4
        I was wishing for a book list....and there is one

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        • John Cloud
          Member
          • Apr 2014
          • 51

          #5
          Thank you dear teacher Jundo .
          Very right . Buddhism is like swim . You can't learn swim from books you need to get to the water .

          Gassho

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          • Shugen
            Treeleaf Unsui
            • Nov 2007
            • 4535

            #6
            Gassho,

            Shugen

            #sattoday
            Meido Shugen
            明道 修眼

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            • Byokan
              Treeleaf Unsui
              • Apr 2014
              • 4288

              #7


              Gassho
              Lisa
              sat today
              展道 渺寛 Tendō Byōkan
              Please take my words with a big grain of salt. I know nothing. Wisdom is only found in our whole-hearted practice together.

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              • Troy
                Member
                • Sep 2013
                • 1318

                #8
                Gassho


                ..sat2day•

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                • Jika
                  Member
                  • Jun 2014
                  • 1337

                  #9
                  治 Ji
                  花 Ka

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                  • Gokai
                    Member
                    • Feb 2016
                    • 209

                    #10
                    Thank you Jundo. Another great video.
                    I will continue to see the others on this topic.

                    Gassho
                    David

                    Sattoday
                    David Cravidão Lopes Pereira

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                    • Bodhi
                      Member
                      • Jan 2014
                      • 20

                      #11
                      Thank you Jundo! This video really helps my view on some questions.

                      It sounds like Zazen isn't all I need to do, and perhaps enlightenment won't arrive simply by picking up a leaf of grass. I might need to (un)learn a thing or two.

                      Gassho,
                      Jason
                      SatThisDay


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                      • Cyd

                        #12
                        Thank you Jundo,
                        on another great Talk
                        arm Chair Philosopher Been Guilty thats the past


                        Gassho
                        Cyd
                        Sat2day

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                        • Mitty-san
                          Member
                          • Jul 2016
                          • 79

                          #13
                          Thanks, Jundo.

                          Sat today with this.

                          _/\_
                          Paul

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                          • Kaisho
                            Member
                            • Nov 2016
                            • 165

                            #14
                            This is definitely something that I have been working on. Trying to get off my phone and open a book. I am looking to read down the list of books hopefully I will find them affordably.

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                            • jmiller
                              Member
                              • Mar 2017
                              • 18

                              #15
                              I really enjoyed this one. Thank you Jundo.

                              Gassho,
                              John Miller
                              Sat Today

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