November 15th, 2022

There is no place
for exertion or effort in Buddhism;
it is just a matter of
being normal and non-obsessed,
taking care of bodily functions,
dressing and eating,
lying down when tired.
Fools laugh at me;
it is the wise ones
who understand this.
An ancient said,
“Those who work on externals are all ignoramuses.”

Lin Chi (d 867)