February 08th, 2024

Like empty boats
riding the waves,
going along with the high and low;
like a river winding through the mountains,
curving at curves and straight at straits,
without minding any state of mind,
buoyantly going along with nature today,
going along with nature buoyantly tomorrow,
adapting to all circumstances
without inhibition or impediment,
neither stopping nor fostering good or evil,
simple and straightforward,
without artificiality,
perception normal.
Such is the mind of the person
who clearly sees the Buddha way.

Chinul (1158-1210)