January 23rd, 2016

If you want to understand the principle of the short cut, you must in one fell swoop break through this one thought—then and only then will you comprehend birth and death. Then and only then will it be called accessing awakening.

You need only lay down, all at once, the mind full of deluded thoughts and inverted thinking, the mind of logical discrimination, the mind that loves life and hates death, the mind of knowledge and views, interpretations and comprehension, and the mind that rejoices in stillnesss and turns from disturbance.

Ta-hui (1089-1163) from Eloquent Zen