The essential requirement
in studying zen is concentrated focus.
You don’t engage in any forced actions: you just keep
to the fundamental. Right where you stand, you must pass
through to freedom. You must see the original face and walk through
the scenery of the fundamental ground. You do not change your
ordinary actions, yet outside and inside are One Suchness.
You act according to the natural flow and do not set
up anything as particularly special —
you are no different from
an ordinary person.
This is called
being a wayfarer who is free
and at peace, beyond learning, free
from contrived actions. Being in this stage,
you do not reveal any traces of mind — there
is no road for the gods to offer you flowers,
and no way for demons and outsiders
to spy on you. This at last is