ZEN Life Lessons

Non-judgment
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Non-judgment

May 7, 2018May 26, 2018

Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbours came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.

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Right and Wrong
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Right and Wrong

May 7, 2018May 26, 2018

When Bankei held his seclusion-weeks of meditation, pupils from many parts of Japan came to attend. During one of these gatherings a pupil was caught stealing. The matter was reported to Bankei with the request that the culprit be expelled. Bankei ignored the case.

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Watch yourself
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Watch yourself

May 7, 2018May 26, 2018

There was once a pair of acrobats. The teacher was a poor widower and the student was a young girl by the name of Meda. These acrobats performed each day on the streets in order to earn enough to eat.

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