Creative Enlightenment

Ancient Words of Wisdom Zen Stories

Jiun, a Shogun master, was a well-known Sanskrit scholar of the Tokugawa era. When he was young he used to deliver lectures to his brother students.

His mother heard about this and wrote him a letter.:

“Son, I do not think you became a devotee of the Buddha because you desired to turn into a walking dictionary for others. There is no end to information and commendation, glory and honor. I wish you would stop this lecture business. Shut yourself up in a little temple in a remote part of the mountain. Devote your time to meditation and in this way attain true realization.”


knowing 26 alphabets of English you can express yourself without an end.

With counted ten numbers you can imagine uncountable numbers .

Numbers are additions of one into one,

zero is subtraction of one from one .

Once zero…

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