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ZEN NOTES, 1970

January, 1970

January, 1970

Rinzai Record: Attaining "Real Understanding", by Sokei-an Sasaki
The First Hundred or So Lectures on the Rinzai Record, by Mary Farkas
The Zen Eye of the Agamas: Sutras about Rahula, the Buddha's Son, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Rinzai; A Biographical Sketch of Rinzai From Zen Dust
Cover: Year of the Dog, 1970 Drawing by Vanessa Coward

February, 1970

February, 1970

The Law of Cause and Effect, as taught by the Buddha, by Soken Shaku, 1893
Rinzai Record: "Students of Today Cannot Attain Real Understanding," by Sokei-an Sasaki
The Zen Eye of the Agamas: Rahula Leads Monks After the Buddha's Death, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Cover: Photo of Soyen Shaku, 1893

March, 1970

March, 1970

Rinzai Record: It is Difficult For Students of Today to Have Faith, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Mumokan 24, As Variously Translated by Blyth vs. Miura/Sasaki
Ma-Tsu Tao-I, From The Development of Chinese Zen, by Heinrich Dumoulin and Ruth Sasaki
The Four Inverted Views: Mutability, Comfort, Purity, Separate-Ego, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Sokei-an's Lives: First Koan: "Before Father and Mother, What Were You?," by Sokei-an Sasaki
Soothill Says: Shravaka and Pratyeka-Buddha, Definitions from Soothill
Cover: "Sometimes I Wonder," Horse Drawing by Vanessa Coward

April, 1970

April, 1970

Rinzai Record: "When the Dharma is Condensed...," by Sokei-an Sasaki
The Zen Eye of the Agamas: The Beggar -- Buddhist monks and begging, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Prajna, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Cover: Abstract Design, by Vanessa Coward

May, 1970

May, 1970

Rinzai Record: ...do not seek for IT in the outer world..., by Sokei-an Sasaki
The Zen Eye: The Ant Hill. Ant Hill metaphore for the quest for enlightenment, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Editor's Comment: More on the Ant Hill
Cover: Abstract Design, by Vanessa Coward

June, 1970

June, 1970

Sokei-an Says: Two Kinds of Men, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Rinzai Record: The Triune Body of Buddha, Nirmanakaya, Sambhogakaya, Dharmakaya, by Sokei-an Sasaki
The Tribandhanas: The Three Baskets of Trouble, By Sokei-an Sasaki
Cover: Abstract Design, by Vanessa Coward

July, 1970

July, 1970

Karma: The Idea of Karma is a pan-Asiatic idea antedating Buddhism, by Sokei-an Sasaki
The Zen Eye of the Agamas: The Buddha's Nishidana, reconstructed by Haskel
A Senior Citizen Writes "My 25th Year as a member of the First Zen Institute of America," by A. Sitzman
Cover: Abstract Design, by Vanessa Coward

August, 1970

August, 1970

Rinzai Record: "...the height of wisdom, the bottom of emancipation," by Sokei-an Sasaki
Arbitration Instead of War, by Soyen Shaku
The Zen Eye: The Five Supernatural Powers of Arhats, by Sokei-an Sasaki
The Sixth Supernatural Power: "...how can you emancipate yourself," by Sokei-an Sasaki
Cover: Bird Drawing, by Vanessa Coward

September, 1970

September, 1970

Rinzai Record: "In the Tang Dynasty...," by Sokei-an Sasaki
The Buddha's Personality: "The Buddhas followers saw him as a saint," by Sokei-an Sasaki
Abandonment: How to give up, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Karma: Karma is really action for a purpose, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Cover: Bird Drawing, by Vanessa Coward

October, 1970

October, 1970

Rinzai Record: "If you are a real Buddhist...," by Sokei-an Sasaki
The Thirty-Three Holy Marks of Buddha, a Koan, by Sokei-an Sasaki
The Vulture Peak, by Sokei-an Sasaki
The Black Stone Grotto, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Cover: Leaf and Plant Drawing by Vanessa Coward

November, 1970

November, 1970

Sacred Eagle Mountain (Mt. Grdhrakuta), by Sokei-an Sasaki
Some Sects of Buddhism -- The "Buddha's Soul" sect, by Sokei-an Sasaki
Rinzai Record: Yajnadatta was unable to find his head, by Sokei-an Sasaki

December, 1970

December, 1970

Introduction to the Five Eyes
What are the Five Eyes? by C. T. Shen
Five Eyes, cover by Vanessa Coward

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