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On

the day of

his enlightenment,

in front of the lecture hall,

Tokusan burned to ashes his commentaries on

the sutras. He said: “However abstruse the teachings are

in comparison with this enlightenment they are like a single hair to

the great sky. However profound the complicated knowledge

of the world, compared to this enlightenment it is

like one drop of water to the great

ocean.” Then he left the

monastery.

 

The Gateless Gate

 

those who talk don’t know

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Those

who know

don’t talk. Those

who talk don’t

know.

 

Close

your mouth.

Block the door.

Quiet your senses.

Blunt the sharpness.

Untie the tangles. Soften

the brightness. Be at one

with the dust, and

enter the primal

oneness.

 

One

who has

merged with

Tao in this way can’t be

courted, can’t be bought, can’t

be harmed, can’t be honored,

can’t be humiliated. She

is the treasure of

the world.

 

The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu,

Chapter 56


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Abandonment of

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Freedom from desire is freedom

from distress. No this, no

that — just exquisite

emptiness.

 

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don’t have a single thought about what is lacking

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When

it’s time to get

dressed, put your clothes

on. When you must walk, then walk.

When you must sit, then sit. Don’t have a single

thought in your mind about seeking buddhahood. What

dharma do you say must be realized, and what tao

cultivated? What do you lack in the way you

are functioning right now? What 

will you add to where

you are?

 

Lin Chi