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Welcome to the Zen Guide, a simple site that provides basic principles of Buddhism, its practices including a guide to zazen, its related media including on-line text of books, sutras, koans, and an online community forum to foster discussions, get help, and meet others who are interested in Buddhism. There is of course, a brief history of Buddhism, as well as a user-submitted searchable directory of Zen/Buddhism groups.
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A random short story for you to ponder.
One day a monk paid a visit to Tinh Khong (1091-1170), a Vietnamese Zen master,
who was of the tenth generation of Vo Ngon Thong lineage, and asked:
-From old days it was talked about "direct pointing", what does that mean?
The master replied:
-One goes to the farm and harvests everyday, but the storage is always empty.
-I do not understand.
-The sun and the moon are ever bright, but clouds arise and cover.
Then the master gave this verse:
"A man of wisdom did not realize Tao.
A man of delusion realized Tao.
One who is sleeping soundly
does not know what is fale or what is true."


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