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ZEN NOTES, 1957

January, 1957

January, 1957

Sokei-an Says: What is original mind?
The Zen Eye of the Agamas: Buddha's teachers, Arada Kalama and Udraka Ramaputra, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Chinese Characters: "Fish"
Wooden Fish Drum: "Fish has five sense organs, but no mind", by Sokei-an Sasaki

February, 1957

February, 1957

The Zen Eye of the Agamas: When the Buddha passed into Nirvana, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Mahakasyapa's Gatha: "Buddha is a vehicle...bearing us to Nirvana", by Sokei-an Sasaki
Of the Human Being, "the Buddha hated the human life", by Sokei-an Sasaki
of Devas, by Sokei-an Sasaki

March, 1957

March, 1957

From the City of Hong Kong: Han Shan and the Hermit, translated by Charles Luk
From the City of Hsinchu: "I appreciate your nice work for teaching the noble practice of Zen...", by H.Y. Li
Chinese Characters: "Heart"
From the City of Taipei: The Heart Sutra, by Ching-lien
Summary of Miss Yau's Talk on Zen Buddhism and Chinese Art, translated by Chao Tze Chiang
Cover: Calligraphy by Miss Yau Wah Shan

April, 1957

April, 1957

Nyogen Senzaki writes about his life and training
Tuesday Talk At Los Angeles Zendo, September 19, 1933, by Nyogen Senzaki
Mentorgarten, by Soyen Shaku
For an Identification of Soyen Shaku and Engaku-ji, reference to CAT'S YAWN
Honoring Nyogen Senzaki's 50 years teaching in America
Calligraphy: "A great recluse hides himself in the market-place...", by Han Shoin Shi

May, 1957

May, 1957

Five Verses from Zenrin Kushu, by Ruth Sasaki
Correction: True population of Hong Kong is 2.5 million

June, 1957

June, 1957

Sokei-an Says: Seeing Through the Other's Mind
"Playing GO, I while away the entire day...", by Benno Ruihen

July, 1957

July, 1957

The Japanese Zen Master Hakuin Ekaku, by Ruth F. Sasaki
Song of Zazen, by Hakuin Ekaku, translated by Ruth F. Sasaki
Zazen Wasan, by Hakuin Ekaku, transliteratedby Ruth F. Sasaki
Callgraphy for the Song of Zazen, by Hakuin Ekaku

August, 1957

August, 1957

Sokei-an Says: Karma. Vipaka-vijnana and the five ways

September, 1957

September, 1957

Sokei-an Says: Paramita; the sacred Eightfold path"
A highly detailed treatment of the paramitas in "The Bodhisattva Doctrine in Buddhist Sanskrit Literature", by Har Dayal
Koan: Polishing a tile to make a mirror, by Sokei-an Sasaki

October, 1957

October, 1957

Sokei-an Says: "The Harmful View of Emptiness"
Letter from Kyoto: "A foreign Zen student in Kyoto", by Ruth F. Sasaki, "Eryu"
Books: Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, by Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki

November, 1957

November, 1957

Sokei-an Says: The Zen School is a very queer school
Poetry and Calligraphy: "Ten thousand mouths speak with one and the same voice...." by Futo Roku
Living Zen: A Capsule History of Zen in America

December, 1957

December, 1957

Sokei-an Says: Buddha's Wisdom
Poetry and Calligraphy: "Drawing water, carrying firewood,..." by Ho Koji Goroku
"Sekito said one day to Ho Koji..." by Ho Koji Goroku

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