Two Kinds of Religion

Zen Master Seung Sahn said there are two kinds of religion: “I want something” religion and “Give to” religion.

“I want something” religion means people want something –health, prosperity, peace, happiness, enlightenment, salvation, to go to heaven. Many kinds of wanting.

“Give to” religion means don’t think about “my” situation. How can I help you? In “Give to” religion, you must put down your opinion, your condition, and your situation. Then you can realize your true nature. Just give to others whatever they need. Just do it!

This is Zen practice. Then before you enter the meditation room, you are already practicing correctly.

Zen Master Dae Bong

(From The Kwan Um School of Zen)