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02145 The Wisdom of Zen Master Zhaozhou
02145 The Wisdom of Zen Master Zhaozhou
No.02145
Category / Between Master and Disciples-story
Event date / 20080910
Place / Europe
Language / English+Aulacese
Time (mins) / 73
Publication No. / DVD-965
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  • Summary

 Supreme Master Ching Hai tells six stories about Zen Master Zhaozhou, each of which has profound meaning and inspires deep reflection. With extraordinary wisdom, Zen Master Zhaozhou addressed Truth seekers of his time, saying that we practitioners should not get attached to scriptures but rather should look within ourselves and put our own innate wisdom into action.

In describing Zen Master Zhaozhou’s exemplary spiritual practice and style, Supreme Master Ching Hai reminds fellow initiates to take care of important things first and leave trivial things to do later, only if we have time. This way, we can prioritize our spiritual practice. Supreme Master also points out how these tales illustrate the principle that everything is created by our mind. For example, sometimes we feel that what others do is wrong, but in fact it is our thinking that is wrong.