2009 Winter Initiation & Completion Verses-Zen 7 Retreat at Zen Center of Sunnyvale

CHUNG TAI ZEN CENTER OF SUNNYVALE
2009 WINTER ZEN-SEVEN RETREAT
December 25, 2009

Initiation Verses

Chilly winter, cold winds, but your hearts are not
   In the Hall the Buddha’s light warms your minds.
Let’s drop the hundred gripes with others
   And the thousand misgivings of the world outside.
Thought by thought, with clarity, you’re mindful of the Ever Present;
   Moment by moment, in stillness, each delusion ceases.
Suddenly, when the sky is blown away,
   You get to see the face before you’re born.

Good cultivators, for this Zen-Seven Initiation, how does the last verse go?

Neither grasp, nor let go, nor worry;
  There is no mind, no abiding, and no body.

Begin—

中台山太谷精舍2009年度冬季精進禪七起七法語
主七法師  釋見護


寒冬風寒意不寒    殿內佛光暖入懷
抖落千般人不是    放卻萬種世間乖
念念明湛照常理    心心寂然息幻塵
忽得晴空爆碎矣    覷得娘生前面門

諸位知識,即今起七一事,最後一句又怎麼說法?

莫執莫放莫掛礙    無心無住無形骸

起—
 

 



CHUNG TAI ZEN CENTER OF SUNNYVALE
2009 WINTER ZEN-SEVEN RETREAT
January 1, 2010

Completion Verses

The cold, dark night is over, the sun finally rises,
Earth baths in the warmth of spring, so does your mind.
New moon, full moon, it is the same moon.
When subject and object are one, dusts are dusts no more.
Contemplate the entire Dharma realm, sentient and non-sentient;
All are illusive, yet all are real.
Now I realize, the master of the present moment
Is exactly the one living in dreams before.

Good cultivators, for the completion of this Zen-Seven, how does the last verse go?

When letting go, leave not a single speck in your mind
When picking up, carry the world on one shoulder.

End—

 

 

中台山太谷精舍2009年度冬季精進禪七解七法語
主七法師  釋見護

長夜漫漫終見日 大地回春心亦春
初一十五月無二 能所一如塵非塵
遍觀法界情無情 全妄亦不礙全真
原來當前主人翁 正是昔日夢中人
諸位知識,即今解七一事,最後一句又怎麼說法?
要放心空無纖芥 要提山河一肩扛
解—
 

 

 
 


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