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Going Beyond Buddha: The Awakening Practice of Listening

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Using a refreshingly different metaphor for Zen, this book shows us how listening is the fundamental practice of any spiritual path. Listening as a Zen practice is effective whether done while sitting in a temple or riding on a bus, while at the most sacred ceremony or in the midst of a frenzied office. It is a practice that returns us to our true way - the way of human beings, the way of compassion.
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Using a refreshingly different metaphor for Zen, this book shows us how listening is the fundamental practice of any spiritual path. Listening as a Zen practice is effective whether done while sitting in a temple or riding on a bus, while at the most sacred ceremony or in the midst of a frenzied office. It is a practice that returns us to our true way - the way of human beings, the way of compassion.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780804831161
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/15/1997
  • Series: Tuttle Library of Enlightenment
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1 Listen 1
Introduction 1
Listening and the Buddha's Teaching 9
Listening as Bowing 17
Listening as Mantra Practice 22
Listening as Chanting 29
Listening as Sitting Meditation 35
Practicing Mu as Listening 39
Ch. 2 Kong-Ans 43
Introduction to Kong-An Practice 43
Dongshan's "Going Beyond Buddha" 49
Man Gong's "In the Sound of the Bell" 58
Ko Sahn's "Knowing How to Hit the Drum" 64
Tosu's "All Sounds Are Buddha's Sounds" 72
Why Do We Put on the Seven-Fold Robe? 76
Ching Ching's "Sound of Raindrops" 81
Ch. 3 Listening and Precepts 89
Introduction 89
First Precept: I Vow to Abstain from Taking Life 90
Second Precept: I Vow to Abstain from Taking Things Not Given 96
Third Precept: I Vow to Abstain from Misconduct Done in Lust 98
Fourth Precept: I Vow to Abstain from Lying 101
Fifth Precept: I Vow to Abstain from Intoxicants, Taken to Induce Heedlessness 103
Conclusion: I Vow Not to Give What Is Not Asked for or Not Wanted 106
Ch. 4 Listening to a Friend 109
Introduction 109
The Four Kinds of "Like This" 114
Listening and the Four Kinds of "Like This" 117
Karma and Listening 119
Phase of Listening 123
Ch. 5 Repaying an Old Debt 135
App. 1 The Great Dharani 143
App. 2 Morning Bell Chant 147
App. 3 Heart Sutra 155
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