May 10th, 2023

Nowadays many have lost the old way, and many try to usurp the style of Zen, setting up their own sects, keeping to clich├ęs, and concocting standardized formulas and slogans.

Since they themselves are not out of the rut, when they try to help other people, it is like a rat going into a hollow horn that grows narrower and narrower until the rat is trapped in a total impasse.

Yuanwu (1063-1135)