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The scope of Buddhist scriptures and the fourfold nature of the transmission of Buddhist Teaching is described, followed by a working definition of Zen.
N.B. Poor original recording.
Talk given in 1965.
This talk is part of the series The Essence of Zen.
|1.||The word 'zen'; Zen and the practice of dhyana (3:36)|
|2.||The five spiritual faculties: Faith, Wisdom Energy, Concentration, Mindfulness (10:47)|
|3.||Individual schools and the five faculties; three misunderstandings about Zen (11:06)|
|4.||A special transmisson outside the scriptures: What are the scriptures? (8:28)|
|5.||The three major editions (4:43)|
|6.||The intrinsic importance of the scriptures: the value of of study (5:28)|
|7.||Types of transmission in Buddhism;four-fold transmission: ordination, scriptures, doctrine, the living spirit (8:47)|
|8.||How did this transmission begin? Mahakasyapa and the golden flower; the patriarchs (8:40)|
|9.||'Outside' the scriptures (1:54)|
Total running time: 1:03:29