wake up! don’t waste time



is the good

in clinging to slogans,

quotations, and formulas?

This is passing around stale bread.

Just shut the language door,

open your awareness,

and don’t look


Wei wu Wei Ching, Chapter 50

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I wouldn’t say

that in recent times those who

study the Way do not try hard, but they often

just memorize Zen stories and try to pass judgement on

the ancient and modern Zen masters, picking and choosing among

words and phrases, creating complicated rationalizations

and learning stale slogans. Will they ever be done

with this? If you study Zen like this, all you

will get is a worn out collection

of antiques and