Lotus Sutra, Lecture No. II-10

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As Zen Buddhists, it is necessary for us to understand the Second Patriarch Mahakashapa. He is famous for his zudagyo, or in Sanskrit, dvadasa dhutagunah. We count twelve zudagyo [junizuda = twelve zuda; gyo = practice], which are mostly important ways of organizing one's life as a person and as a member of the sangha. The first zudagyo is to live in a calm place, such as the forest or woods, aranyaka [”forest dweller”]. In India, everyone, after finishing their household or family life, would join ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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