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Introduction Of Zen Into China By Bodhidharma
An epoch-making event took place in the Buddhist history of C...

The Fourth Patriarch And The Emperor Tai Tsung Tai-so
The Third Patriarch was succeeded by Tao Sin (Do-shin), who ...

Life Consists In Conflict
Life consists in conflict. So long as man remains a social a...

The Bad Are The Good In The Egg
This is not only the case with a robber or a murderer, but al...

Retribution In The Past The Present And The Future Life
Then a question suggests itself: If there be no soul that sur...

Scripture Is No More Than Waste Paper
Zen is not based on any particular sutra, either of Mahaya...

The Great Person And Small Person
For these reasons Zen proposes to call man Buddha-natured or ...

Our Conception Of Buddha Is Not Final
Has, then, the divine nature of Universal Spirit been complet...

Origin Of Zen In India
To-day Zen as a living faith can be found in its pure form on...

Buddha The Universal Life
Zen conceives Buddha as a Being, who moves, stirs, inspires, ...

The Beatitude Of Zen
We are far from denying, as already shown in the foregoing ch...

Decline Of Zen
The blooming prosperity of Zen was over towards the end of th...

Zen And The Regent Generals Of The Ho-jo Period
No wonder, then, that the representatives of the Samurai clas...

The Manliness Of The Zen Monk And Of The Samurai
Thirdly, both the Zen monk and the Samurai were distinguished...

Universal Life Is Universal Spirit
These considerations naturally lead us to see that Universal ...

The Theory Of Buddha-nature Adequately Explains The Ethical States Of Man
This theory of Buddha-nature enables us to get an insight int...

The Creative Force Of Nature And Humanity
The innate tendency of self-preservation, which manifests its...

The Fifth And The Sixth Patriarchs
Tao Sin transmitted the Law to Hung Jan (Ko-nin), who being e...

Idealism Is A Potent Medicine For Self-created Mental Disease
In so far as Buddhist idealism refers to the world of sense, ...

The Parable Of A Drunkard
Now the question arises, If all human beings are endowed with...




Our Conception Of Buddha Is Not Final








Has, then, the divine nature of Universal Spirit been completely and
exhaustively revealed in our Enlightened Consciousness? To this
question we should answer negatively, for, so far as our limited
experience is concerned, Universal Spirit reveals itself as a Being
with profound wisdom and boundless mercy; this, nevertheless, does
not imply that the conception is the only possible and complete one.
We should always bear in mind that the world is alive, and changing,
and moving. It goes on to disclose a new phase, or to add a new
truth. The subtlest logic of old is a mere quibble of nowadays. The
miracles of yesterday are the commonplaces of to-day. Now theories
are formed, new discoveries are made, only to give their places to
newer theories are discoveries. New ideals realized or new desires
satisfied are sure to awaken newer and stronger desires. Not an
instant life remains immutable, but it rushes on, amplifying and
enriching itself from the dawn of time to the end of eternity.

Therefore Universal Life may in the future possibly unfold its new
spiritual content, yet unknown to us because it has refined, lifted
up, and developed living beings from the amba to man, increasing the
intelligence and range of individuals, until highly civilized man
emerge into the plane of consciousness-consciousness of divine light
in him. Thus to believe in Buddha is to be content and thankful for
the grace of His, and to hope for the infinite unfoldment of His
glories in man.






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