Keizan Zenji: The Denkōroku or The Record of the Transmission of the Light, Shasta Abbey, Mount Shasta, The Denkoroku: or The Record of the. 6 Nov In the Denkoroku (the Record of Transmitting the Light), Keizan Jokin wrote about Shakyamuni Buddha’s practice after he left his father’s palace. 29 Oct Koan Studies – About the Denkoroku koans to provide comprehensive and factual information about the Denkoroku (E. Transmission of Light).
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The eyes are neither wide open nor half shut; in no way is anything considered from the point of view of differentiation, for the voice of good and evil is not listened to. Although we speak of “practice”, it is not a practice that you can do.
Considerations of life and death, going and staying, are not seen on her face. A good place for purifying the mind is by a stream or under a tree.
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Throw away worldly feelings, including the desire for Buddhism. Completely clear, its own luminosity shines before form and emptiness were fabricated. The natural luminosity of mind suddenly reveals itself and the original light is everywhere. His natural face is not conditioned by life and death or by going and coming. Occupying sky and earth, one’s whole body alone is manifest; a person of immeasurable greatness – like one who has died utterly, whose eyes are not clouded by any- thing, whose feet are not supported by anything – where is there any dust?
The place where you sit should not be too bright in the daytime or too dark at night; it should be warm in winter and cool in summer. Denkoorku one is without compare—he has completely died. The ripple of one wave touches off ednkoroku, waves. But in this zazen we naturally destroy the obstacle of knowledge ignoranceforget the delusive activity of the mind; our entire body becomes the eye of wisdom; there is no discrimination and recognition.
If you enshrine a statue of a buddha, bodhisattva, or an arhat, no demons can tempt you. Nothing is located anywhere: What is there to suppress and to stop?
Place the tongue on the palate and breathe through the nose. Shatter obstacles and become intimate with awakening awareness. Cast off denkorouk, intellect, and consciousnesses, cease recollection, thought, and observation. Teaching is based upon freeing from evil and cultivating good – this is not the essence of zazen.
An ancient master said, “When delusive thoughts cease, tranquility arises; when tranquility arises, wisdom appears; when wisdom appears, denkoro,u reveals itself. Sekiso was like a gnarled dead tree.
Zazen is also not based upon discipline, practice, or wisdom. Enlightened essence and form, giving rise to the bodies of all the Buddhas, it has no “more” or “less” about it. If torpor and drowsiness come over you repeatedly, dnkoroku should pray, “My habits are deepseated, and that is why I am enshrouded by drowsiness – when will my torpor disperse?
The Denkoroku: or The Record of the Transmission of the Light
In this text, right after Rujing says that buddhas and ancestors do not forget compassion toward denkogoku living beings including insects, Nagarjuna refers to a story about a mountain sage who was Shakyamuni in one of his past lives.
This will be a hindrance to your practice. Part of a series on. Or chant the Three Pure Precepts of the Bodhisattvas. In preparing for zazen, take cold Preventing medicine, sesame seed and mountain potatoes, In actually doing zazen, don’t lean against walls, backs of chairs, or screens. This refers to the voidness of person and things.
Don’t become proud, conceited or self-righteous – these are qualities of outsiders and ordinary people. The denkkoroku should be moved a distance equal to the length of the foot.
Follow it for awhile until a sense of awareness arises and your breath will be natural. When you want to get up from zazen, put your hands on your thighs with palms up and move your body seven or eight times from left to right with the motions getting den,oroku larger. Shishuang was like a dead tree, Rujing admonished against sleeping while sitting; “you can only succeed by just sitting, without need to make use of burning incense, prostrations, remembrance of buddha names, repentance ceremonies, reading scriptures or ritual recitations.
Don’t be concerned with how well or how poorly you think you are doing; just understand that time is as precious as denkoorku you were putting out a fire in dnkoroku hair. Arising from stillness, carry out activities without hesitation.
Having thus received the transmission and instructions, Bodhidharma attended Prajnatara for forty years. Running to excess scatters the mind.
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May the compassion of the buddhas and patriarchs lift this darkness and misery. Burn incense and offer flowers to the Dharma Protectors, the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and your practice will be protected. Suppression of demons, enlightenment, serand death all depend on this power. There are no waves without water and no water without waves; water and waves are not separate, motion and stillness are not different.
We clearly see the Buddha nature and are inherently not deluded. Put your right hand on your left heel and your left hand on top of your right, thumbs together and close to the body at the level of the navel.
This is a hindrance to practitioners of the Way. Difference and sameness miss the point. Thus Buddhas have arisen in this world for the one Great Matter of teaching people the wisdom and insight of Awakening and to give them true entry. Return to Book Page. Or else he might concentrate on a koan, eyes fixed, his view in one place such as the tip of the nose. You should just rest and cease.