FQ17 Buddhism Week 6

This week, we will examine why we refuse the idea of being “common” — we will look at the Diamond Sutra with a focus on non-duality.

We will look at one primary text, which I will hand out during our session.

Meanwhile, here are two commentaries on the Diamond Sutra: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/Five-things-to-know-about-diamond-sutra-worlds-oldest-dated-printed-book-180959052/

http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/sacredtexts/podsusanwhitfield.html

We will also look at two zen koans, “one hand clapping” and “kill the Buddha.”

One hand clapping:

http://www.ashidakim.com/zenkoans/21thesoundofonehand.html

Kill the Buddha:

http://www.dailybuddhism.com/archives/670

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