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LEVEL 1 = Peace Of Mind


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If you make an attempt
to stop the second thoughts which arise,
then the mind which does the stopping and mind which is stopped
become divided,
and there is no occasion for peace of mind.

       1622 - 1693        

Bankei was a Buddhist Warrior Monk. He was an immensely loyal and devoted vassal of Prince Yoshitsune. I know of him mostly through watching Japanese samurai dramas with translated subtitles. So don't count on me for a history lesson.

American Zen idolizes him, along with Kwai Chang Caine of the TV series starring David Carradine. Bankei was a hot head, Caine was passive, but they have both inspired us to start Kung Fu lessons and find our own warrior peace.

Warm Zen of the past         Forward looking Zen


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