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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 Yao-shan Wei-yen (750-834), one of the well-known Chinese Ch'an master,
was asked by the host of the monastery to give his sermon to the assembly who
for a long while was expecting his teaching. Yao-shan said: "Strike the bell."

When everyone was together in the hall and ready to listen to him, he immediately descended
the seat and went back to his quarter. The host of the monastery followed him and asked:
-Sir, you promised to give the community a sermon, why you did not speak any words like this?
Yao-shan replied:
-If the community want to hear about the sutras, they have sutra-teachers;
if they want to hear about the sastras, they have sastra-teachers,
there is no reason to blame this old monk.


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