By Christmas Humphreys

Initially released within the '40s, this booklet used to be the 1st to adequately and obviously current the Buddhist perform of meditation and adapt it to Western realizing and existence. Now one in every of the traditional manuals, this functional advisor starts through strengthening the brain via focus, then explains the deeper religious improvement to be had via meditation.

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Perhaps he was not destined to be one of those fortunate ones who heard the bells. Perhaps the legend was not true. He would return home and admit failure. It was his final day, and he went to his favourite spot on the shore to say goodbye to the sea and the sky and the wind and the coconut trees. He lay on the sands, gazing up at the sky, listening to the sound of the sea. He did not resist that sound that day. Instead, he gave himself over to it, and found it was a pleasant, soothing sound, waves.

In silence. Confucius says, 'Not of man. ' 43 ' WHAT ARE YOU SAYING? The Master imprints his disciples, not in the pages might carry den this wisdom in his heart, until receive it. Such was the wisdom of in the heart of his a book. The disciple for thirty or forty years, hid- he meets someone ready to tradition of Zen. The Zen Master Mu-nan knew that he had only one He sent for him 7 am an old man now, Shoju, successor, his disciple Shoju. one day and said, and it is you who will carry on this teaching.

He made every effort to push away the sound of the waves so that he could hear the bells. But all to no avail; the sound heart. of the sea seemed to flood the universe. 26 kept at his task for many weeks. When he got disheartened he would listen to the words of the village pundits who spoke with unction of the legend of the temple bells and of those who had He heard them and proved the legend to be true. his heart would be aflame as he heard their words. become discouraged again when only to .

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