The Four Seals


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In this talk Andrew gives his interpretation of the traditional “four seals” as discussed in the classic book by Uchiyama on Soto Zen: Opening the Hand of Thought. The four seals are: 1. Life is suffering. 2. Impermanence. 3. No substantial self (interdependence). 4. Nirvana (the end of suffering). The four seals are the essentials for a teaching to be Buddhism. They are what differentiates Buddhism from other religions.

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