March 25th, 2018

The Buddha nature of your mind
was neither born nor does it die;
it is neither being nor non-being,
neither emptiness nor form.
It experiences neither pleasure nor pain.

If you desire to know what
it is that now feels the pain of sickness,
and if you meditate on what the mind
is that experiences the pain of sickness,
and beyond this one thought
you do not think, desire, know or ask anything;

if your mind evaporates
like a cloud in the ether
and comes to naught,
then the way of rebirth is cut off
and the instant of immediate release has come.

Bassui (1327-1387)