May 11 2017
Footprints
under trees by the riverbank,
amongst the fragrant grasses,
in the remote mountains.
These tracks are as omnipresent as the sky
and as obvious as my own nose.
— Kuo-an Shih-yuan (12th c)
May 10 2017

When every particle of every land is the Self, there is no place to hide; when one encounters It everywhere, one is endowed with perception. Not mixed up by phenomena or swept away by events, not susceptible to categorization, totally free from leakage, know that the great function manifests in the action of Zen adepts.

— Hung-chih (1091-1157)
May 09 2017
Delusion and the Awakening
both can come
or go slowly or suddenly.
— Shen-hui (684-758)
May 08 2017
What does the spring wind have in mind,
coming day and night to these groves and gardens?
It never asks who owns the peach and damson trees
but blows away their crimson without a word
— Ch’i chi (864-937)
May 07 2017

Master Hui-hai was asked: "Are Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism three different doctrines or the same?"

He replied: "To those with great understanding they are the same. To those of average understanding they are different. They all come from the one Truth, but an analytical approach makes them seem three. However, whether someone achieves enlightenment or remains deluded depends on the seeker, not on differences in doctrine."

— Hui-hai (8th c)
 
 
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