Category: Dae Soen Sa Nim

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Go Early, Go Later

Our physical body is not our true self. What is our true self, our true I? Every human being must find their true I. If you find the answer to

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Crouching Tiger

For some reason, this has always been one of my favorite photos of Dae Soen Sa Nim. It might be because, unlike photos taken during public talks and appearances, this

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True Navigation

The opening page of the original text of The Compass of Zen, by Zen Master Seung Sahn is purest simplicity and clarity: eight words describe the entirety of the reasons

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Become-One

Mu Sang Sah Temple in Korea released today this photo of Dae Bong Sunim enjoying some winter sun this week with a friend. Many of you new students in Zen

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Poem, by Zen Master Seung Sahn

(That first line was taken directly from his broken English: It should be refined as “Great softness is true strength.” It does make a difference in the medicine actually getting

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Three Kinds of Killing

Dae Soen Sa Nim sometimes talked about “three kinds of killing“ that every Zen student must do:  First, you must kill your parents; then, you must kill Buddha (depending on

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Two Giants

An early photo of Dae Soen Sa Nim with two of his earliest Western students. It is a significant photo because both of these men later went on to be

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