Question

Dear Kosan Sensei,
I would like to know what differences are there from Deshimaru lineage and Sanbo-Kyodan? Are there more lineages in Zen? What are the differences between one other?
Thank you




Answer from Master Kosen

Master Deshimaru was saying: if you want to judge a master, the objective side is of prime importance. Ask him from whom he received the ordination and from whom he received the shiho (certificate of the transmission).

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