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Wisdom of Master: How to Reach the Other Shore?

When we define the truth, we are losing the truth. Put down all the definition. Without any definition,we reach the other shore. In every single moment, the truth is there, but our definition pushes the truth away. It is unnecessary to put any definition. Reality is reality. Truth is truth, no more and no less. But we tend to put our definition on top of it. Every wondering thought is like a water drop dripping into the river. It creates ripple and disturbs the still water. That is what the suffering coming from. When we meditate, pay no attention to…
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April 1, 2011
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Where Is Our True Home?

Where is our true home? The true home is not the physical household where you live. It's the true self within each one of us. It's the precious diamond that we all possess. But we totally forgot about it until someday you ask yourself, what the purpose of life or what am I here for. You start to find out what's missing. Then you realize a scary fact, My goodness, I don't even know who I am! How to find our true self? We have been away from our home for so so long. Where to find the way home?…
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April 1, 2011
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Keep Opening the Wrong Door?

The new book, just use this mind, written by Zen Master Miao Tsan (Jian Liao) has the answer for you. "Every stressful experience in our lives emerges from a mental door that we unconsciously but repeatedly open. Our habitual thinking opens mental doors -- modes of thinking -including concepts of right and wrong, self and others, judgments, opinions, beliefs, biases, habitual ways of mind functioning, even our religious beliefs. Going through them leads us in an endless loop back to the same set of problems and undesirable outcomes. Encounters with certain people, for example, may tend to trigger confrontational interactions.…
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April 1, 2011
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Must see, 18 Arhat Arrived in Monastery

18 Arhat statues from China are arrived in theVairocana Zen Monastery. Some of them are in the Zen garden. Some are around the Monastery. Their facial expression and posture make them like real. It's just incredible. Pictures can be viewed from the link, http://www.flickr.com/photos/vzmla/with/484251108... Thanks, Fa Hwa
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April 1, 2011
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Seeking a Complete, Fulfilling Life?

The new book, just use this mind, written by Zen Master Miao Tsan (Jian Liao) can guide you to the right path. "To move from this chaos toward freedom, the first thing we have to do is correct how we think and get rid of our attachment to our old, erroneous ideas. A Zen practitioner must replace false concepts with the right view of the truth, gain mastery over wandering thoughts and habits, and dedicate himself to training in his daily life. Once the confu­sion caused by the old mental habits is completely lifted and the true nature of the…
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April 1, 2011
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What Is Zen?

From East to West, Zen has been a sizzling topic. Depends on individual background, different people have different understanding of what Zen is. With a right understanding to begin with is very critical to avoid wasting time and effort. What is Zen actually? And how does it benefit you in improving your relationship? I found it's a very practical to practice Zen in our daily life. It's the doorway to happiness. Open your mind and let Zen Master Miao Tsan's teaching flow into your mind... "Among the world's cultural traditions, Zen is considered the prac­tice of wisdom, the knowledge of…
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April 1, 2011
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At Peace with Meditation

With modern research techniques, the concept of meditation in the minds of the western world has moved so far beyond the 1970s crunchy stereotype that medical practitioners are wholeheartedly recommending it to their patients, both for wellness and for healing. The venerable Mayo Clinic, on its website, recommends meditation for helping with health conditions ranging from allergies to anxiety disorders and cancer, from depression and fatigue to high blood pressure and substance abuse. The list is long, and it's reassuring to know that there could be relief from these serious conditions. But, there is more to accessing the power of…
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March 31, 2011
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OK if I’m Not a Buddhist?

While the truth is formless like the Void, it can express its existence in any form. Therefore, truth does not have to be Christian--or specifically Catholic or Protestant--nor does it have to be Islamic or Buddhist. Truth does not have to be Theraveda, Mahayana or Vajrayana Buddhism. Truth is simply the truth, and it is universal.* When I first went out to the Vairocana Zen Monastery to work with Miao Tsan and Jay, the man who did the original translation of Just Use This Mind from the Chinese, I wondered what they would think about my own philosophies, so much more Western and…
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March 31, 2011