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April 1, 2011

Like it or not, we have been trapped in the limited view of our own habit­ual thinking patterns. We have been away from our true self for so so long. Don’t you want to be free from chaos? Don’t you want to be liberated for a better and happier life? Think deeply.. are you willing for a change? You owe yourself a try. Just do it. Touch a flower like you never touch it before. Flower is flower. Water is water. No need to add more definition. Take a deep breath and let Zen Master Miao Tsan lead you the way… “Enlightenment has a special meaning for the Zen practitioner. It represents freedom, the union and integration of the individual with the Collective, the discovery of the true point of reference and actualization of eternal life, and the manifestation of the universal principle in one’s life. In other words, it is the starting point of nirvana: the unborn, unde­stroyed state of liberation in Buddhism. Enlightenment occurs when we break down the unconscious, habit­ual thought patterns that have become attached to the Mind. It occurs when we break down the delusions we have about our self-hood and the confusions about the relationship of the spiritual and the mundane that our delusion of independence has caused. And it occurs when we live according to the universal principle, the truth. In other words, enlight­enment is the primordial purity of the Mind, a state in which ‘self’ has no meaning except as a reflection of the Collective. The concept of enlightenment is clear and precise in Zen. It is beyond relativism and above the level of dualistic thoughts and discus­sions. Without the true realization of the nature of Mind, any amount of knowledge or the most detailed description will be nothing more than the chattering of relativism. We can only realize the true principle of the universe and human life by attaining enlightenment to the nature of the Mind, so enlightenment is the goal of every Zen practitioner.” Fa Hwa