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2 weeks ago

Tao Sangha Montréal

Walk the lonely pureness path silently

When you give all of your self for the prayers,
for the happiness, rescue and development of all beings.

You'll feel warmth in your heart even though you are lonely,
you'll feel pureness even though the way is strict,
you'll feel peace even though you have nothing but yourself.

You are keeping the chant of the name of Buddha stupidly,
You are being mindful to the mercy of Buddha heart-fully.

That is the all in this path.
The pureness and silence is the all,
that is the path you are walking.
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3 weeks ago

Tao Sangha Montréal

Fire <1> I-shin-den-shin
(spiritual transmission)

These words have been used mainly in Zen Buddhism, and can be more clearly explained with the famous Buddhist story of "Smiling while holding a flower".

The story is simply that one day,
Shakyamuni Buddha had picked up a flower,
he held It in his hand.
And from all his many students surrounding him,
Only Makakasho ( Mahākāśyapa) smiled when he saw it.
It was then that Shakyamuni said,
"You are the next person to take care of the Sangha".
The meaning of this story is that,
Shakyamuni expressed that he would be passing away soon,
And that only Mahākāśyapa
understood Shakyamuni's heart.

In many sutras, often at the end of the story,
It is written, "By this Dharma talk, 500 people gained enlightenment".
But is it possible for people to become enlightened by just listening?
If a person can become enlightened by just listening to the spoken words,
becoming enlightened should be such an easy job.
However, Shakyamuni didn't just speak with words.
He transmitted the Dharma through the work of
"Ishin denshin".

“Ishin denshin” is to transplant the Heart to another’s Heart.
It can be transplanted by such things as "hope, wish"
Or, others can even achieve enlightenment, such as in the story with Shakyamuni. Basically, the teaching of the tradition has been transmitting from generation to generation, person to person with “Ishin denshin” work.

Tao can only be transmitted by the heart.
The best way to receive transmission by “Ishin denshin”,
Is to be in the same heart state as the one who gives you the transmission.
For that, we just need to have the heart of sharing the way with others.
For this reason, let's share the heart of Tao with others by “Ishin denshin”.
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3 weeks ago

Tao Sangha Montréal

Flame of Hope Music Suite at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Parc ... See MoreSee Less

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