Daoxin’s Teaching to Farong

I translated this snippet from the Records of the Transmission of the Lamp: Farong was from Yanling in Jiangsu Province, and his family name was Wei. At nineteen, he was already conversant in the Confucian Classics and Histories. He studied the Mahaprajnaparamita Sutra and grokked True Emptiness. One day, sighing, he suddenly exclaimed, “The Confucian … Continue reading Daoxin’s Teaching to Farong

Illuminating the Ground Meditation

照底心直觀禪 Zhao xindi zhiguan chan. It's simpler than it sounds. This is a great exercise for anyone who's preoccupied with their thoughts and feelings. I'm a huge fan of the Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment's scheme, that practice begins with an Awakening. Before then, we're just kind of putting all the pieces in place that we … Continue reading Illuminating the Ground Meditation