Aug 16 2017
Where people of today dwell,
I do not dwell.
What people of today do,
I do not do.
If you clearly understand
What this really means,
You must be able
To enter a pit of fire with
Your whole body.
— Huanglong (1002-1069)
Aug 15 2017
The real sunrise is in
The sky of the heart;
Just as the water jar
Reflects the sun,
So the entire universe
Shines in the heart
Of the One.
When you are in a train,
The whole world appears
To pass by.
Similarly, the whole universe
Can be known within the One.
— Nityananda (d.1961)
Aug 14 2017
If you want to be
No different from the buddhas
And Zen masters,
Just don’t seek externally.
The pure light
In a moment of awareness
In your mind
Is the Buddha’s essence within you.
The nondiscriminating light
In a moment of awareness
In your mind
Is the Buddha’s wisdom within you.
The undifferentiated light
In a moment of awareness
In your mind is the Buddha’s
Manifestation within you.
— Linji (d. 867)
Aug 13 2017
Minding already gone,
"mindless" does not quite describe it.
In this life,
purity is foremost.
— Dogen (1200-1253)
Aug 12 2017
A seeker asked a Zen master,
"What are you thinking of so intently?"
The Zen master said,
"I am thinking of what does not think."
The seeker asked,
"How can you think of what does not think?
The Zen master said,
"It is not thought."
— Dogen (1200-1253)
 
 
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