Question

I would love that it is only a question of one childish vision of my part. Regrettably.

If the disciple teaches the Master so often, all the disciples are Masters and all the Masters of disciples.

Then why are there so few shihos?

Thank you

Answer from Master Kosen

In the Zen of Deshimaru, which is the one that I have been practising for a long time now and which is radically different from the Zen of the sotoshu, to receive the shiho is very rare and very important.
Furthermore, the buddha teaches that there are two forms of progressing in Buddhism, which both have their importance.
The abrupt form, and the progressive form.
The first one is instantaneous, the other takes time and maturation.

Mondo On the same theme : Relation Master-Disciple





The attachment to the Master.

I met in a sesshin people who followed a Western Master, panicked at the thought of being separated from him, losing it or being rejected. Eventualy, they've found a new family and a new attachment... which is reinforced with time; is it an insoluble contradiction!! It is annoying, isn't it?
...




To know more about mondo

You may want to see other themes of this mondo online, or ask your own question : see Mondo online : questions to zen Master Kosen Thibaut

Zen meditation : retreats

Next sesshin : from 28 December 2019 to 01 January 2020 - Information and registration to this zen retreat

Winter camp 2019: Zazen the méditation Zen, Caroux Temple near of Montpellier


The universe is nothing elsethan the testimony of a unique dharma.What we see with formsis only the reflection of our mind.The mind does not exist in itself.Its existence reveals itselfthrough the forms.

Baso

Donate to the Sangha

You can contribute to the Yujo Nyusanji zen temple sustainable forest management and conservation plan


Mondo

Questions to zen Master Kosen

Boddidharma, buddhist monk

Master Kosen

Follow his teachings in the Montpellier Zen dojo and in the great sesshins at Yujo Nyusanji zen temple


Kusens

Listen to and download last teachings (in french) of Master Kosen in Montpellier's dojo