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Great Doubt: Practicing Zen in the World

“Like other religions, Zen Buddhism encourages faith or trust–but it also encourages doubt.  There are however, 2 kinds of doubt: skeptical doubt and great doubt.  Skeptical doubt is of little value indeed–along with greed, hatred, ignorance and pride–skeptical doubt is usually considered a defilement, a hindrance, or a poison.  That kind of doubt gives rise  to a hesitant attitude that keeps one from entering the Way. Great doubt, the kind of doubt that Zen values, is something entirely other.  There is good reason it is called great doubt.”  from the introduction

Cherry Hermit Torii

10 1/2" long x 10 1/2" wide x 6 " high This smaller, but taller Torii style table offers a compact design for hermit-like spaces.  Perfect for a vase of flowers or a special rock and, of course, one of your statues.  This is another n...

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