Category: Chan Gong’an

Transcend the Ordinary and the Sacred

Venerable Master Hsing Yun from Chan Heart Chan Art When Chan Master Nanta Guangyong first went to study with Chan Master Yangshan, Yangshan asked him, “What have you come here for?” Guangyong answered, “I’ve come to pay my respects to the Chan Master.” Yangshan then asked, “Have you seen the Chan Master?” Guangyong answered, “I’ve…

The Good and Bad Ghosts

Venerable Master Hsing Yun Some people may think it is strange that in this scientifically enlightened century anyone would want to talk about ghosts. In the past, even sages avoided the subject of the supernatural if they could. Confucius never spoke about ghosts. At the mere mention of ghosts, frightful images instantly arise in our…