Teacher and Disciple

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± December, 1961

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Emptiness does not mean annihilation; it means selfless original enlightenment which gives rise to everything. Once selfless original enlightenment takes place, every subjective and objective existence resumes its own nature (buddha-nature) and becomes valuable jewels to us all. In Mahayana Buddhism every teaching is based on the idea of emptiness, but most schools emphasize its expression in some particular sutra-- the Lotus Sutra, the Avatamsaka Sutra, the Mahavairochana Sutra, and others. In Zen we ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).

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