April 05th, 2015

Errant thoughts are fundamentally empty;
the essence of mind is fundamentally pure.
You suddenly realize this essence
is originally free from afflictions;
the essence of knowledge
is inherently complete,
no different from Buddha.

To cultivate practice
based on this
is called the Zen of the highest vehicle,
and it is also called
the pure Zen of those who realize suchness.

Chinul (1158-1210)