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The Zen patriarchs said, “If you are lost in the previous thought, you are a sentient being; but if in the next moment you awaken to your true essence, then you are a Buddha.” So, the mind is the means through which all states of existence are expressed. ~ by Zen Master Miao Tsan

The Zen patriarchs said, “If you are lost in the previous thought, you are a sentient being; but if in the next moment you awaken to your true essence, then you are a Buddha.” So, the mind is the means through which all states of existence are expressed. ~ by Zen Master Miao Tsan

Buddhist New year 2017 celebration and traditional blessings take place  during Lunar New Year 2017 in the Nanhua Temple 南華寺 in China. The Nanhua  Buddhist monastery was the home of Hui Neng 惠能, sixth patriarch of the Zen (Chán) School of Buddhism in 502 AD. Jan. 29, 2017 - Photo 䆁悟佛 for KarmaWeather © Nanhua Temple

Buddhist New year 2017 celebration and traditional blessings take place during Lunar New Year 2017 in the Nanhua Temple 南華寺 in China. The Nanhua Buddhist monastery was the home of Hui Neng 惠能, sixth patriarch of the Zen (Chán) School of Buddhism in 502 AD. Jan. 29, 2017 - Photo 䆁悟佛 for KarmaWeather © Nanhua Temple

DARUMA : An Original Signed Vintage Japanese Zen Gado Brush Painting - The slightly grumpy Zen patriarch.

DARUMA : An Original Signed Vintage Japanese Zen Gado Brush Painting - The slightly grumpy Zen patriarch.

Shaolin Dharma Sword  Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th/6th century, is revered for introducing Zen to China through the Shaolin monastery, which became the birthplace of Zen in China. Born into Indian royalty, he became a monk and traveled through Southeast Asia, possibly arriving in China in the early part of the 5th century. He was the 28th Patriarch of Buddhism, in a line extending back to the Buddha himself.    Bodhidharma's association with Shaolin is legen...

Shaolin Dharma Sword Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th/6th century, is revered for introducing Zen to China through the Shaolin monastery, which became the birthplace of Zen in China. Born into Indian royalty, he became a monk and traveled through Southeast Asia, possibly arriving in China in the early part of the 5th century. He was the 28th Patriarch of Buddhism, in a line extending back to the Buddha himself. Bodhidharma's association with Shaolin is legen...

"Elias Hicks and the 3rd Zen Patriarch," poetry by John March: http://www.friendsjournal.org/elias-hicks-3rd-zen-patriarch/

"Elias Hicks and the 3rd Zen Patriarch," poetry by John March: http://www.friendsjournal.org/elias-hicks-3rd-zen-patriarch/

Zen Calligraphy   The Sixth Patriarch of Zen at the Moment of Enlightenment, Edo period (1615–1868), 1635–45 Kano Tan'yu (Japanese, 1602–1674) Ink on paper; 40 x 9 1/2 in. (101.6 x 24.1 cm)

Zen Calligraphy The Sixth Patriarch of Zen at the Moment of Enlightenment, Edo period (1615–1868), 1635–45 Kano Tan'yu (Japanese, 1602–1674) Ink on paper; 40 x 9 1/2 in. (101.6 x 24.1 cm)

"To know the truth, only cease to cherish opinions".... 3rd Zen Patriarch

"To know the truth, only cease to cherish opinions".... 3rd Zen Patriarch

Hui-Neng Frees the Fish/Hui-Neng, The 6th Patriarch of Zen courtesy Bob’s Asian Art Gallery

Hui-Neng Frees the Fish/Hui-Neng, The 6th Patriarch of Zen courtesy Bob’s Asian Art Gallery

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