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Mahasattva Fu Expounds the Scripture

by Padmavajra

This is the fifth in an excellent 8-talk sequence by Padmavajra on Zen Buddhism. The series is full of colourful stories and challenging insights from the lives of the great Masters of China and Japan.

The great sutras and commentaries of Zen come under the spotlight here - look out for the great story of Mahasattva Fu! Marvellous stuff...

Talk given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2004

This talk is part of the series Tangling Eyebrows with Zen Masters.

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1. A first sesshin; Sangharakshita and Zen; Mr. Chen (7:18) 
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2. A seminar, a squat in London, and Hakuin (4:04) 
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3. A review of 'The Blue Cliff Record'; Kung-an; commentaries; two poems on 'The Blue Cliff' (6:49) 
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4. Padmavajra's experience of 'The Blue Cliff Record' (4:16) 
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5. Mahasattva Fu Expounds the Scripture; Emperor Wu and Master Chi; Mahasattva Fu's biography; shaking the lectern (10:29) 
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6. The Perfection of Wisdom that Cuts Like a Diamond; sutra and text in Cha'an - Reality Reading; how to live the Dharma (9:50) 
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7. The effect of the Diamond Sutra; the Great Death (4:35) 
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8. Where is Mahasattva Fu? Enlightenment as experience and non-experience; pseudo-spiritualism projection, exoticism, technism (7:54) 
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9. Growth; work; duty (4:37) 
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10. Master Yun Men; what is everybody's light? (2:55) 

Total running time: 1:02:47