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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Bukkyo: The Buddha's Sutras

The White Wind Zen Community present an excellent English Translation of Dogen Zenji's text Bukkyo, in which he berates those who speak of a Mind-to-Mind transmission as exsiting outside the sutras. It's a complex but enlightening text.



Their “One Mind” is other than the One Mind and so they say that there is One Mind outside of the Buddha Dharma; and their “sutras of the Buddha” are outside of the sutras of the Buddha. Such people pass on and receive this error of “a special Transmission outside the sutras” since they do not know the meaning of “outside” or “inside” and so become incoherent...

...The Supreme Path of One Mind is not other than the Three Paths and Twelve Divisions of the sutras, and is the treasuries of the Hinayana and Mahayana.

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