July 31st, 2017
When Ummon was about to die,
he admonished his students in these terms:
“I have four statements.
First is to cut through all mental entanglements,
to rely on universal truth.
Second is to let go of body and mind,
to shed birth and death.
Third is to transcend the absolute,
to establish an individual life.
Fourth is to haul rocks and carry earth,
to perpetuate the life of wisdom.”