Buddhist Chan Sect

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Purport of idioms (such as “It is superego alone which really merits a comprehensive screening in the course of meditation”, “To sift through superego is simply for tracing the whereabouts of Buddha-nature”, “To gain Buddhahood by way of suddenly acquired enlightenment is definitely feasible”) that have become catchwords with the Order of Buddhist Chan is in essence an exhortation impelling us to delve into all kinds of occurrences of everyday life for discerning and ascertaining the truth revealed by Siddhartha Gautama who had neither pored over any sutra nor paid homage to any bodhisattva in his life, because neither sutra nor bodhisattva ever existed in his lifetime. He brought the truth to light by delving into all kinds of everyday occurrences. I would like to point out here that the Order of Buddhist Chan has learned its entire system of tenets directly from Siddhartha Gautama, whereas all the other orders of Buddhism in China have learned their respective systems of religious tenets just via a transmission achieved by disciples of Siddhartha Gautama. In saying this, I intend merely to pinpoint the very aspect, in which the Order of Buddhist Chan can be definitely differentiated from all its peers in China, and I do not at all imply here that the Order of Buddhist Chan is in any way superior to any other Buddhist order in China. All Buddhist orders in China are on a par and completely on an equal footing. So long as a Buddhist order in China would conform to the basic doctrines of Buddhism, it is bound to flourish by gaining more penetrating insight into the truth taught by Siddhartha Gautama. (From My Heart My Buddha

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