teaching cannot be
attained by having ideas
or not having ideas. Only when
the mind of pure practice coincides
with the way will body and mind be calm.
If body and mind are not yet calm, they
will not be at ease. When body and
mind are not at ease, thorns
grow on the path of
pure practice and
the way coincide, how should
we proceed? Proceed with the mind which
neither grasps nor rejects, the mind unconcerned
with name or gain. Do not practice buddha-dharma with the
thought that it is to benefit others…Do not practice buddha-dharma
for your own sake. Do not practice buddha-dharma for name and
gain. Do not practice buddha-dharma to attain blissful reward.
Do not practice buddha-dharma to attain miraculous
effects. Practice buddha-dharma solely for
the sake of buddha-dharma.
This is the way.