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Wanting enlightenment is a big mistake : the teachings of zen master Seung Sahn.

Author: Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Zen Master Seung Sahn was known for his powerful teaching style, which was direct, surprising, and often humorous. He taught that Zen is not about achieving a goal, but about dwelling in the realm "before thought"--and serving others. Zen Master Seung Sahn passed away in 2004, but one of his closest American students has assembled a new collection of teachings stories, dialogues, and excerpts from the master's talks.
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Named Person: Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa.; Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sungsan Tae Sŏnsa.
ISBN: 9781590303405 1590303407
OCLC Number: 62896424
Notes: Original title unknown.
Description: xviii, 201 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Enlightenment --
The rice-pot master --
Not-thinking action --
Shoot the Buddha! --
Why zen seems difficult --
Crazy mind --
Ko Bong Sunim's try-mind --
Frog stand --
Zen master man gong's thumb-and-forefinger zen --
Original clothes --
Good things --
Natural style --
Tollbooth Bodhisattva --
Poison arrow --
Special-practice monks --
Beginning of this world --
Why are we here? --
The sixth Patriarch's mistake --
Where is the real Buddha? --
God's substance --
Dog Kills Joju --
Understanding nothing, attaining nothing --
Attaining nothing --
Zen math --
I want to die! --
Making life and death --
Magic thinking --
What is God? --
Zen and world peace --
Keeping not-moving mind --
Why is the sky blue? --
Who made you? --
Abortion --
What to do about sleeping --
Cinema zen --
Killing plants --
Zen master in love --
Karma talking --
You are a robot! --
Your nature is not strong --
(Never) finish saving all beings --
Zen, astrology, karma --
Zen master Seung Sahn remembers his teacher --
Wild-action teachers --
Intelligence in zen? --
Three courses in zen math --
Homesick --
Learning from Las Vegas --
A good sense of direction --
Great suffering, great vow --
Letter to a dictator --
Early life of zen master Seung Sahn Haeng won. L.
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Zen Master Seung Sahn was known for his powerful teaching style, which was direct, surprising, and often humorous. He taught that Zen is not about achieving a goal, but about dwelling in the realm "before thought"--and serving others. Zen Master Seung Sahn passed away in 2004, but one of his closest American students has assembled a new collection of teachings stories, dialogues, and excerpts from the master's talks.

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