May 21st, 2024

Those who wear the patched robe of a Zen wayfarer should be completely serious about taking death and birth as their business.

You should work to melt away the obstructions caused by conditioned knowledge and views and interpretive understanding, and penetrate through to a realizations of the great causal condition communicated and bequeathed by the buddhas and ancestral teachers.

Don’t covet name and fame. Step back and turn to reality, until your practical understanding and virtue are fully actualized.

Yuanwu (1063-1135)