The Way is beyond language,
for in it there is
”The life of man is what it is. That which is, is. All the trouble arises by having a conception of it. Mind comes in. It has a conception. All trouble follows. If you are as you are, without a mind and its conceptions about various things, all will be well with you. If you seek the source of the mind, then all questions will be solved”
”It is the nature of the mind to wander. You are not the mind. The mind springs up and sinks down. It is impermanent, transitory, whereas you are eternal, To inhere in the Self is the thing. Never mind the mind, In the realized man the mind may be active or inactive, the Self alone remains for him.”
How utterly boring can be the magnificent mind.
Conditioned from the very moment of conception.
All our words are the words of others. All our thoughts we have borrowed.
Even our enlightened rumination is second hand.
This is natural. Nothing to be perturbed by…..It is inevitable. There is nothing new under the Sun.
Our mind is a jigsaw others have assembled and we have tweaked over time.
How tricky and slippery is the marvelous mind in its arguments with itself.
First this. Then that. Maybe afterwards the other. Then back to this again. What a merry-go-round.
Well worn beaten tracks that make us feel secure. Convinced. Sure of our ”selves”.
Safe from the edge of the endless Unknowable Void.
The Pillars of our ”Mind”.
How elegantly constructed.
How it tries so hard to stick, this mere moment of partial arising….
…before it is gone.
Can we ever know spontaneity as long as we roam on the tangled leash of the mind?
The Perfect Way is only difficult for those who pick and choose;
Do not like, do not dislike; all will then be clear.
If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against.
The struggle between “for” and “against” is the mind’s worst disease;
Do not chase after entanglements as though they were real things,
Do not try to drive pain away by pretending that it is not real;
Pain, if you seek serenity in Oneness, will vanish of its own accord.
To banish Reality is to sink deeper into the Real;
Allegiance to the Void implies denial of its voidness.
The more you talk about It, the more you think about It, the further from It you go.
Stop talking, stop thinking, and there is nothing you will not understand.
Return to the Root and you will find the Meaning;
Pursue the Light, and you will lose its source.
Look inward, and in a flash you will conquer the Apparent and the Void.
For the whirligigs of Apparent and Void all come from mistaken views;
There is no need to seek Truth; only stop having views.
To trust in the Heart is the Not Two, the Not Two is to trust in the Heart.
I have spoken, but in vain; for what can words tell
Of things that have no yesterday, tomorrow, or today?
(Seng Ts’an ~ On Trust in the Heart ~ ”Hsin Hsin Ming”)
MUSHIN NO SHIN!
OM TAT SAT.