Tag Archives: Zen Buddhism

Yesterday in History XIII

Diamond SÅ«tra (May 11, 868 AD) On this day in 868: The Diamond Sutra, the oldest known dated book, is printed in China. Hmm. Not the oldest book, just the oldest block printed book with a known date of publishing. … Continue reading

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The Astrological Portrait of a Vietnamese Monk

Thich Nhat Hanh (October 11, 1926 – January 22, 2022) We tend to revere our Godmen. Somehow, they seem bigger and better than the rest of us. But they’re only human, after all. And some are even humble, as Thich … Continue reading

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How to Stop a Train of Thought in Its Tracks

“Existentialism is a Waste of Time” Like Zen Koans, thinking about the past and the future can be counterproductive. There are no answers: Perhaps a few cartoons might make more sense. Snoopy’s face says it all, really. I especially appreciate … Continue reading

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Turn Off Your Mind, Relax and Float…

Zen Koans   We all think too much. It’s a result of depending on the scientific method to solve the mysteries of life. Sometimes, we just need to let go of it all and allow the truth to sink into … Continue reading

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