May 08th, 2023

If you wish to bring the two matters of birth and death to conclusion, and pass directly beyond the Triple-world, you must penetrate the koan “This very mind is Buddha.”

Tell me: What is its principle? How is it that this very mind is Buddha? And “this very mind” just what is it like?

Investigate it coming. Investigate it going. Investigate it thoroughly and exhaustively. All you have to do is keep this koan constantly in your thoughts.

Daito (1282-1334)