101 Zen stones - A mother's advice
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
"A Mother's Advice"
Jiun, a Shingon master, war a well-known Sanskrit scholar of the Tokugawa era. When he was young he used to deliver lectures to his brother students.
His mother heard about this and wrote him a letter:
'Son, I do not think you become a devotee of the Buddha because you desire to turn
into a walking dictionary for others.
There is no end to information and commentation, glory and honor.
I wish you would stop this lecture business.
Shut yourself up in a little temple in a remote part of the mountain.
Devote your time to meditation and in this way attain true realization.'
The source of the experienceZen Buddhism
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Squash the big I am
Suppression of learning