still the body and quiet the mind

iwao akiyama


All craving or hatred

is forgetfulness of life. When accumulated

illusions are not cleared up, they interfere with perception

of the Way. This is why we need to give up cravings and abide in

nothingness, so that we have a basis for gradual clarification.

If we look back at our former cravings after that,

then we will naturally find them



If you still the body and quiet

the mind, myriad illnesses

will all vanish.


Treatise on Sitting Forgetting