have what we need.
The wisdom, the strength,
the confidence, the awakened heart
and mind are always accessible here and
now. A process of uncovering our
natural openness, uncovering
our natural intelligence
when we feel caught
in darkness, suddenly the clouds
can part. Out of nowhere we cheer up
or relax or experience the vastness
of our minds. No one else
gives this to
are more, and larger,
forces in play than you understand.
mark it. meditate on it.
seek a Buddha,
don’t seek a teaching,
don’t seek a community.
Don’t seek virtue, knowledge,
intellectual understanding, and
so on. When feelings of defilement
and purity are ended, still don’t hold
to this non-seeking and consider it right.
Don’t dwell at the point of ending, and
don’t long for heavens or fear hells.
When you are unhindered by
bondage or freedom, then
this is called liberation
of mind and body in
shall ye think
of all this fleeting world:
a star at dawn, a bubble in a stream;
a flash of lightning in a summer
cloud, a flickering lamp,
a phantom, and a
understanding of Buddhism,
Taoism, Zen, Chan, philosophy,
meditation technique — none of these
is necessary to attain realization.
They are just as likely to
ensnare you in towers
in the simple
buddha nature is always,
has always been, will always be,
your own nature. Breathe into
that. Breathe out from it.
That is all.
Wei wu Wei Ching, Chapter 25
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