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case-13-tokusan-bowl-330x230-8518690 One day Tokusan went down toward the dining room, holding his bowls. Seppõ met him and asked, “Where are you off … buddhist-nun-and-monks-330x230-3731739 Twenty monks and one nun, who was named Eshun, were practicing meditation with a certain Zen master. Eshun was very … zuigan-330x230-2827365 Zuigan called to himself every day: “Master!” and answered, “Yes, sir!” then he would say, “Be wide awake!” and answer, … joshus-zen-330x230-8551165 Joshu’s Zen Joshu began the study of Zen when he was sixty years old and continued until he was eighty, … joshu-330x230-4978326 The Case Joshu went to a hermit’s cottage and asked, “Is the master in? Is the master in?” The hermit … mumonkan-case-10-322x230-3269818 Case Seizei said to Sozan, “Seizei is utterly destitute. Will you give him support?” Sozan called out, “Seizei!” Seizei responded, … the-most-valuable-thing-in-the-world1-330x230-8494078 Sozan, a Chinese Zen master, was asked by a student: “What is the most valuable thing in the world?” The … koan-330x230-3528817 The koan system is a unique and traditional teaching method of Zen Buddhism. Koan is a Japanese word that comes … cart-wheels-e1475871835126-1912865 CASE 8 KEICHU’S WHEEL Gettan asked a monk, “If Keichu (the ancient mythological wheel maker) made one hundred carts, and … wash-your-bowl-330x230-4798111 The Case A monk told Joshu, “I have just entered this monastery. I beg you to teach me.” Joshu asked, …

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