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Ven. Jing HUI - The Gates of Chan

Ven. Jing HUI - The Gates of Chan

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The Gates of Chan Buddhism
by Venerable Jing Hui

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The Gates of Chan Buddhism

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Venerable Jing Hui

Note: this e-book is authorized by Venerable Jing Hui for buddhanet.net. (Venerable Jing Hui is a Chan Master and a vice–president of the Buddhist Association of China.)

® Jing Hui, 2004

The first lecture

What is Chan?
To begin, I would like to express m
The Gates of Chan Buddhism
by Venerable Jing Hui

e
DHANET ' UD
BO

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O K LIB R A R

E-mail: bdea@buddhanet.net Web site: www.buddhanet.net

Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc.

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Y

The Gates of Chan Buddhism

By

Venerable Jing Hui

Note: this e-book is authorized by Venerable Jing Hui for buddhanet.net. (Venerable Jing Hui is a Chan Master and a vice–president of the Buddhist Association of China.)

® Jing Hui, 2004

The first lecture

What is Chan?
To begin, I would like to express m

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   By   Venerable Jing Hui 
  
Note: this e-book is authorized by Venerable Jing Hui forbuddhanet.net. (Venerable Jing Hui is a Chan Master and a vice–president of the Buddhist Association of China.)  ® Jing Hui, 2004
 
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  To begin, I would like to express my deep gratitude to theAbbot and executive directors of the Yufo (Jade Buddha)temple, the Sangha and the laity, for inviting me to this grandoccasion in commemoration of the late Abbot Zhen Chan(1916 - 1995), who passed away five years ago. I feelhonored to be given this opportunity to have an exchange of views on the Dharma. What I address here though, I suppose,is far from being a discourse on sutra, neither is it a formalcommentary.During the time of the later Qing Dynasty (1840 - 1911),the Republic (1911 - 1949), and the founding of New Chinain 1949 – and up until the present day, Shanghai was and stillis a Buddhist center, a stronghold where Buddhism came andcontinues to come into full play. It is here in Shanghai thatvarious venerable masters and elders proclaim the Dharma;many young masters are progressing daily; and what is more,such people as household followers and Buddhist scholarswho study the Buddha’s teachings and try to impart theDharma to others, are by no means rare. I really feel quiteuneasy about coming here to talk, because there are so manywell-established masters and talented scholars in Shanghai.Fortunately, with the presence of several elders and,dedicated household followers here today at the temple, there

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