don’t waste time

married to the sea

 

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

curios.

 

Yuanwu

 

☯️

 

What

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

back.
 

Wei wu Wei Ching, Chapter 50

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unconcerned with name or gain


 

Buddha’s

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

realization.

 

So that

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.

 

Dogen

 

quiet and still within and without

 

No want

is the greatest bliss.

It can be realized only by experience.

Even an emperor is no match

for a man with no

wants.

 

Ramana Maharshi

 

 

People of  

the Way are quiet and

still, within and 

without.

 

Wei wu Wei Ching, Hexagram 61

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