臘八示衆 / Rohatsu Jishu 7

【The seventh day】 The 7th day night, Hakuin-zenji said that if there is the person becoming the monk from the clan, all of his clan will transmigrate to heaven. But he has to be true monk. In short…

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臘八示衆 / Rohatsu Jishu 6

【The sixth day】 The 6th day night, Hakuin-zenji said that when Eizai zenji(the founder of Rinzai-sect in Japan) went to China, he got sick because of heat. At that time, a Chinese old man recommend…

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臘八示衆 / Rohatsu Jishu 5

【The fifth day】 The 5th day night, Hakuin-zenji said that usually, the longest Sesshin(intensive shugyo) is 120 days, the middle is 90 days and the shortest is 80 days. All of disciples determine t…

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臘八示衆 / Rohatsu Jishu 4

【The fourth day】 The 4th day night. Hakuin-zenji said there are 6 steps for Susokukan(counting breathing). It is Su(counting), Zui(Always), Shi(stop), Kan(observation), Jo(purification). *These ste…

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臘八示衆 / Rohatsu Jishu 3

【The third day】 The third day night, Hakuin Zenji said that the essence of Buddha's philosophy is continuing from master to disciple. It was called as "Dendo no Bosatsu"(The Bosatsu of Dendo). Dendo…

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臘八示衆 / Rohatsu Jishu 2

【The second day】 The second day night. Hakuin zenji said there is the words in Ryogonkyo sutra, if you reach to the way of truth, the void of the all direction will disappear. There is the guardian…

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臘八示衆 / Rohatsu Jishu 1

【The first day】 The first day night, Hakuin zenji said that disciple who is going to shugyo have to spread thick cushion and sit as Kekka-Fuza, Lotus position. Put on relaxed clothes and straight…

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