An Old, Old Thing

When Zen teacher Bobby Rhodes was just beginning her practice with Master Seung Sahn during the hippie era, she had a reputation for being fond of things that were old: clothing, jewelry and other such items. One day her teacher came to her and said: “I have a present for you. It’s something really, really old.” Seung Sahn dropped the …

The definition of Egotism

The Prime Minister of the Tang Dynasty was a national hero for his success as both a statesman and military leader. But despite his fame, power, and wealth, he considered himself a humble and devout Buddhist. Often he visited his favorite Zen master to study under him, and they seemed to get along very well. The fact that he was …