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The Errors Of Philosophical Pessimists And Religious Optimists
Philosophical pessimists maintain that there are on earth ma...

Zen And Nirvana
The beatitude of Zen is Nirvana, not in the Hinayanistic sens...

Zen Is Not Nihilistic
Zen judged from ancient Zen masters' aphorisms may seem, at t...

A Sutra Equal In Size To The Whole World
The holy writ that Zen masters admire is not one of parchment...

Calmness Of Mind
The Yogi breathing above mentioned is fit rather for physical...

Buddha Is Unnamable
Give a definite name to Deity, He would be no more than what ...

Nature Is The Mother Of All Things
Furthermore, man has come into existence out of Nature. He i...

An Illusion Concerning Appearance And Reality
To get Enlightened we must next dispel an illusion respecting...

All The Worlds In Ten Directions Are Buddha's Holy Land
We are to resume this problem in the following chapter. Suff...

Buddha-nature Is The Common Source Of Morals
Furthermore, Buddha-nature or real self, being the seat of lo...

The Next Step In The Mental Training
In the next place we have to strive to be the master of our b...

Zen Is Iconoclastic
For the followers of Bodhidharma, however, this conception of...

Buddha Dwelling In The Individual Mind
Enlightened Consciousness in the individual mind acquires for...

The Establishment Of The Rin Zai School Of Zen In Japan
The Lin Tsi school was started by Nan Yoh, a prominent d...

Everything Is Living According To Zen
Everything alive has a strong innate tendency to preserve its...

Wang Yang Ming O-yo-mei And A Thief
One evening when Wang was giving a lecture to a number of stu...

Life In The Concrete
Life in the concrete, which we are living, greatly differs fr...

Pessimistic View Of The Ancient Hindus
In addition to this, the new theory of matter has entirely ov...

Real Self
If there be no individual soul either in mind or body, where ...

Where Then Does The Error Lie?
Where, then, does the error lie in the four possible proposit...

There Is No Mortal Who Is Non-moral Or Purely Immoral

The same is the case with the third and the fourth class of people
who are assumed as non-moral or purely immoral. There is no person,
however morally degraded he may be, but reveals some good nature in
his whole course of life. It is our daily experience that we find a
faithful friend in the person even of a pickpocket, a loving father
even in a burglar, and a kind neighbour even in a murderer. Faith,
sympathy, friendship, love, loyalty, and generosity dwell not merely
in palaces and churches, but also in brothels and gaols. On the
other hand, abhorrent vices and bloody crimes often find shelter
under the silk hat, or the robe, or the coronet, or the crown. Life
may fitly be compared with a rope made of white and black straw, and
to separate one from the other is to destroy the rope itself; so also
life entirely independent of the duality of good and bad is no actual
life. We must acknowledge, therefore, that the third and the fourth
propositions are inconsistent with our daily experience of life, and
that only the second proposition remains, which, as seen above,
breaks down at the origin of morality.

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