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Offline CedarTree

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Hurricane Harvey & Zen Centers
« on: August 31, 2017, 02:16:47 pm »
Many here know that I deeply respect Shoryu Bradley & Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery in Arkansas.

Many that know the Zen and or Buddhist scene in general in the Southern United States know that their is a close familiar bond between the locations.

The Austin Zen Center and others have been great supports of Shoryu & Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery.

If you are Tibetan, Soto Zen, or which ever tradition or style of practice please support (even with prayers and good vibes) the Buddhist centers and communities in Texas who are having a very hard time right now.

Thanks everyone.  :headbow:

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Re: Hurricane Harvey & Zen Centers
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 05:56:06 pm »
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"'Such Indeed is the Blessed One, arahant (Consummate One), supremely enlightened, endowed with knowledge and virtue, welcome being, knower of worlds, the peerless trainer of persons, teacher of gods and men, the Buddha, the Blessed One.' Monks, if you think of me, any fear, terror, or standing of hair on end, that may arise in you, will pass away.

"If you fail to think of me, then think of the Dhamma (the Doctrine) thus: 'Well expounded is the Dhamma by the Blessed One, a Dhamma to be realized by oneself and gives immediate results, a Dhamma which invites investigation and leads up to Nibbana, a Dhamma to be understood by the wise each for himself.' Monks, if you think of the Dhamma, any fear, terror or hair standing on end, that may arise in you, will pass away.

"If you fail to think of the Dhamma, then think of the Sangha (the Order) thus: 'Of good conduct is the Order of Disciples of the Blessed One, of upright conduct is the Order of Disciples of the Blessed One, of wise conduct is the Order of Disciples of the Blessed One, of dutiful conduct is the Order of Disciples of the Blessed One. This Order of Disciples of the Blessed One — namely those four pairs of persons,[2] the eight kinds of individuals[3] — is worthy of offerings, is worthy of hospitality, is worthy of gifts, is worthy of reverential salutations, is an incomparable field of merit for the world.' Monks, if you think of the Sangha, any fear, terror or hair standing on end, that may arise in you, will pass away. What is the reason for this? The Tathagata, O monks, who is arahant, supremely enlightened, is free from lust, free from hate, is free from delusion, and is not liable to fear, terror, fright or flight."

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