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Patriarch Ch'an is a rarely known method of practice of Buddhism The Buddha's teachings are the same, the methods vary. This method helps practitioners "save" themselves by realizing their original nature. Also included are sayings by Buddhas and Patriarchs to help strengthen our faith so that we can start or continue this practice.
Many people misunderstand and take Buddhism for a superstitious religion. However, from a practical point of view, Buddhism is an educational system. This system teaches the Mind-Dharma leading to ultimate enlightenment. This education covers the ten thousand things in the universe, with no exclusion. The core idea of this education is that all things come from the Mind. Wei Li
- Yogi Chen, "Buddhist Principles, Admonitory and Pragmatical", yogichen.org [Dead link as of 24 August 2009]
- Dr. Ron Epstein, "Chan and Zen Buddhism", Philosophy Department, San Francisco State University
- Patriarchs of Ch'an/Zen (PDF), University of California Santa Barbara
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