Enlightenment

BUDDHA’S TEACHING
HOW TO PRACTICE ZEN ZONG AND
THE PRINCIPLES TO LIBERATION
RELIGION PUBLISHERS (HA NOI - VIETNAM)
AUTHOR: NGUYEN NHAN
TRANSLATOR: V.Đ.H (ERIC)
EDITOR: DG
INTRODUCTION
Dear readers
Those who study as well as practice Buddhism rarely know the name “The Secret Transmitted Scrolls
Archive” that the Buddha taught. Why is that? Because the Buddha taught “The Secret Transmitted
Scrolls Archive” only one last year before He entered Parinirvana.
The Buddha only taught his 15 disciples who attained at least the “Basics of Purity Zen”.
Eventually, the Buddha conferred The Secret Transmitted Scrolls Archive on Venerable Mahakasyapa,
who was the First Zen Zong Patriarch, and asked him to transmit it separately as Zen Zong Buddhism.
Therefore, we have found The Secret Transmitted Scrolls Archive nowhere in traditional canon sutras.
Why did not the Buddha transmit it in traditional sutras?
We would like to examine part of reasons that the Buddha taught in His Secret Transmitted Scrolls
Archive, which are presented below.
A long time ago, beliefs systems in ancient India were divided into 2 parts:
Firstly, those who were common people believed that:
- This earth is created by God.
- Human beings as well as all other things are also created by God.
- There are two josses situating in each human’s shoulder and they count human’s good or bad deeds.
- After death, a human is judged based on their good and bad deeds by the Judges, who consider and
then submit to “The King of Hell”. If one had good deeds, they would be transferred to the “Heaven”
of God to live a permanent blissful life. Otherwise, if one had many bad deeds, “The King of Hell”
himself would order the Devils to send these people to the dark hell to be tortured.


 

Secondly, those who led a religious life believed that:
- This earth is created by The Creator.
- Human beings as well as things are also created by The Creator.
- People would have 2 paths to go onto after death, which are:
- Living in Heaven if they had good deeds.
- Being punished in Hell to repay the bad deeds that they created when they were alive in this world.
As a result, there were 2 kinds of monks:
- The first kind of monks were those who intended to be penitent for what they had done and to pray
the Creator for bringing them to the Heavens for no longer suffering in this life.
- The second kind of monk was those who believed that only bathing in The Ganges could eradicate all
their guilt. They also had other beliefs in their religions.
These were belief systems as well as actions that people in the ancient India had


 

Enlightenment

Enlightenment

BUDDHA’S TEACHING
HOW TO PRACTICE ZEN ZONG AND
THE PRINCIPLES TO LIBERATION
RELIGION PUBLISHERS (HA NOI - VIETNAM)
AUTHOR: NGUYEN NHAN
TRANSLATOR: V.Đ.H (ERIC)
EDITOR: DG
INTRODUCTION
Dear readers
Those who study as well as practice Buddhism rarely know the name “The Secret Transmitted Scrolls
Archive” that the Buddha taught. Why is that? Because the Buddha taught “The Secret Transmitted
Scrolls Archive” only one last year before He entered Parinirvana.
The Buddha only taught his 15 disciples who attained at least the “Basics of Purity Zen”.
Eventually, the Buddha conferred The Secret Transmitted Scrolls Archive on Venerable Mahakasyapa,
who was the First Zen Zong Patriarch, and asked him to transmit it separately as Zen Zong Buddhism.
Therefore, we have found The Secret Transmitted Scrolls Archive nowhere in traditional canon sutras.
Why did not the Buddha transmit it in traditional sutras?
We would like to examine part of reasons that the Buddha taught in His Secret Transmitted Scrolls
Archive, which are presented below.
A long time ago, beliefs systems in ancient India were divided into 2 parts:
Firstly, those who were common people believed that:
- This earth is created by God.
- Human beings as well as all other things are also created by God.
- There are two josses situating in each human’s shoulder and they count human’s good or bad deeds.
- After death, a human is judged based on their good and bad deeds by the Judges, who consider and
then submit to “The King of Hell”. If one had good deeds, they would be transferred to the “Heaven”
of God to live a permanent blissful life. Otherwise, if one had many bad deeds, “The King of Hell”
himself would order the Devils to send these people to the dark hell to be tortured.


 

Secondly, those who led a religious life believed that:
- This earth is created by The Creator.
- Human beings as well as things are also created by The Creator.
- People would have 2 paths to go onto after death, which are:
- Living in Heaven if they had good deeds.
- Being punished in Hell to repay the bad deeds that they created when they were alive in this world.
As a result, there were 2 kinds of monks:
- The first kind of monks were those who intended to be penitent for what they had done and to pray
the Creator for bringing them to the Heavens for no longer suffering in this life.
- The second kind of monk was those who believed that only bathing in The Ganges could eradicate all
their guilt. They also had other beliefs in their religions.
These were belief systems as well as actions that people in the ancient India had


 

The Enlightenment Of The Buddha

Why do we get old, get ill and die? How can we escape from suffering? The story of how Prince Siddhartha Gautama left a life of luxury to embark on a search for the answers, and how he eventually became the Buddha -- the Enlightened One. 

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100 Best Gautama Buddha Quotes to Inspire You Everyday

Gautama Buddha (Author), Katie Haigh (Narrator)

Gautama Buddha is also known as Siddharta Gautama, or simply the Buddha, which means "Awakened" or "Enlightened". Born a prince, he chose a path of ascetism only to realize that it was as profound an illusion as self-indulgence. He achieved Enlightenment after 49 days of meditation; his awakening led him to discover the cause of suffering and the ways to eliminate it. These discoveries founded Buddhism, and his Four Noble Truths still form the heart of its teachings.

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