A Jundo Cohen Quote: “Those who tend to take facts lightly, and do not check sources, tend to believe in miracles too.” 🙂
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Jundo Cohen Though Dogen says in Shobogenzo that using mistranslations by a teacher is okay if the message is still wholesome and wise. Might that apply to misattributed quotes too?
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Scott See Where did he say that?
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Jundo Cohen “When someone gives rise to Truth by returning to the Source, the whole of space in all ten quarters falls away and vanishes,” is a verse from the Shurangama Scripture. This verse has been cited by various Buddhas and Ancestors alike. Up to this very day, this verse is truly the Bones and Marrow of the Buddhas and Ancestors. It is the very Eye of the Buddhas and Ancestors. As to my intention in saying so, there are those who say that the ten-fascicle Shurangama Scripture is a spurious scripture, whereas others say that it is a genuine Scripture: both views have persisted from long in the past down to our very day.3 There are older translations and there are newer translations, but the one considered spurious is the doubtful translation made during the Chinese Shenlung era (705-706). Be that as it may, the Venerable Abbot Goso Hōen, the Venerable Abbot Busshō Hōtai, and my late Master, the Old Buddha of Tendō, have just now recommended this verse. So, this verse has already been set in motion by the Dharma Wheel of the Buddhas and Ancestors; it is the turning of Their Dharma Wheel. As a result, this verse has already set Them in motion; it has already given voice to Them. Because it is set in motion by Them and sets Them in motion, even were the Scripture a spurious one, if They continue to offer its turning, then it is a genuine Scripture of the Buddhas and Ancestors, as well as the Dharma Wheel intimately associated with Them. For instance, even tiles and stones, even yellow leaves, even udumbara blossoms, even robes of gold brocade, once they have been held aloft by a Buddha or an Ancestor, they become the Dharma Wheel of the Buddha. They are the Buddha’s Treasure House of the Eye of the True Teaching.
From: On Turning the Wheel of the Dharma