clarity and enlightenment are regained by non-doing


This is

the nature of the

unenlightened mind:

The sense organs, which are

limited in scope and ability, randomly

gather information. This partial information

is arranged into judgements, which are

based on previous judgements,

which are usually based on

someone else’s foolish



These false concepts

and ideas are then stored in a

highly selective memory system. Distortion

upon distortion: the mental energy flows constantly

through contorted and inappropriate channels,

and the more one uses the mind,

the more confused one



To eliminate

the vexation of the mind,

it doesn’t help to do something;

this only reinforces the mind’s mechanics.

Dissolving the mind is instead a matter of not-doing:

Simply avoid becoming attached to what you see and think.

Relinquish the notion that you are separated from

the all-knowing mind of the universe. Then you

can recover your original pure insight

and see through all



Knowing nothing,

you will be aware of everything.

Remember: because clarity and enlightenment

are within your own nature, they are

regained without moving

an inch. 


from Hua hu Ching, Chapter 44


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