Intro Song: “In the Pool of Enlightenment” by Buddha Zhen,
on TAI CHI MAGIC 1 album, on Shaolin Records
Buddha Z explains how his bedroom recording studio is set up for a professional audiobook recording of TAO OF TAOISM. Buddha Z is Buddha Zhen is Zhen Shen-Lang is Richard Del Connor.
Buddha Z specifies what “Original Buddhism” is — and how other types of Buddhism developed in other countries like Tibet and Japan.
“Bigger Wheel Buddhism…” “The book has the information… but if you keep trying to hammer people into the shape of that book–then you’re using religion to conain people instead of free them.”
“Everybody is a buddha who gets it.”
“What is the formula to create a Buddha? That’s all if is. The secret to bea Buddha is to know what the 4 Noble Truths are, and then live a life accordingly, and you’re a Buddha. That’s it,” he shrugs.
“Bodhidharma seems like me… I don’t know if he was musician… he created Zen Buddhism. Zen Buddhism came from the Shalin Temple… He was also a martial artist so he created Shaolin Kung Fu… Fom 600 AD to 1600 AD everyone who did Shaolin Kung Fu was a Shaolin Buddhist. That’s it. They were Zen Zen Buddhists. They were all these Zen Buddhist doing Shaolin Kung Fu for a thousand years.”
Kung Fu without Zen Buddhism is Bodies without Minds
“Then the public said, “We like those dances but we don’t want the Buddhism. So they stripped off the Buddhism…”
“They stripped off the Qigong. They stripped off the advanced spiritual training. And they said, “Just show me how to hurt someone.” Buddha Z sad sighs and concludes, “That’s what Shaolin Kung Fu became.”
“So that’s why I’m glad to revive it,” Buddha Zhen bounces back with a smile. “It’s a way of life. Not a way to hurt people.”
“That’s not what people want to hear,” laments BZ. He goes on to compare modern civilization to the bloodthirsty Roman age of Nero.
Buddha Zhen says he wants to, “get all of this out of this out of my system so when I record the audiobook–I won’t jabber so much.”
INTRO SONG: “In the Pool of Enlightenment” by Buddha Zhen from Tai Chi Magic 1 album.
OUTRO SONG: “Inner Will” by Buddha Zhen from Tai Chi Magic 1 album.