refrain from thought


Men are afraid

to forget their minds,

fearing to fall through the Void

with nothing to stay their fall. They

do not know that the Void is not

really void, but the realm of

the real Dharma.


So you students

of the Way should immediately

refrain from all conceptual thought.

Let a tacit understanding be all!

Any mental processes must

lead to error.


Huangbo Xiyun