March 04th, 2015

Whatever you are doing,
Twenty-four hours a day,
In all your various activities,
There is something that
Transcends the Buddhas and Zen Masters;
But as soon as you want to understand it,
It’s not there.
It’s not really there;
As soon as you try to gather your attention on it,
You have already turned away from it.
That is why I say you see
But cannot do anything about it.

Foyan (1067-1120)