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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Zen Master Seung Sahn - Ananda Knocks Down the Flag Pole

A good Zen story:

After the Buddha's death a large convention of his enlightened followers was called to collect and formalize his teaching--to make what we now call the sutras. The head of this group was Mahakashyapa, the first patriarch. However Ananda, Buddha's attendant, however was excluded from this group because he did not have enlightenment.

And so it begins. Click the link for the full thing.


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