May 21, 2023
Martin Goodson

Bai Jiyu and Jingzhao Discuss Opposites and the Illusory Power of Words.

Gateway Talks

Before thinking of good or bad, what is your true face?

In this podcast we look at how the Chan/Zen school arose in response to the complicated philosophy that had developed around Mahayana Buddhism that threatened to draw people away from the experience of ones own insight.

However there is a place for the teachings in Zen, as this discourse makes clear all skilful means are used to bring students to Awakening. The talk also looks at how the influence of Taoism impacted on the development of Chan/Zen to the Chinese mind.

This podcast is copyright to The Zen Gateway

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