April 17th, 2018
Practice zazen with your eyes half opened. In this posture, look upon the original countenance that you had before you were born of your mother and father! Before you were born of your mother and father means before your mother and father themselves were born, before heaven was separated from earth, before I took on human form.
Your original countenance must be seen. In its original countenance a thing has neither color nor form, like formless emptiness. Thus the Buddha has taught: “Buddha body and Dharma body are like emptiness; Buddha body and Dharma body are your original countenance.