don’t seek

horse nose


seek a Buddha,

don’t seek a teaching,

don’t seek a community.

Don’t seek virtue, knowledge,

intellectual understanding, and

so on. When feelings of defilement

and purity are ended, still don’t hold

to this non-seeking and consider it right.

Don’t dwell at the point of ending, and

don’t long for heavens or fear hells.

When you are unhindered by

bondage or freedom, then

this is called liberation

of mind and body in

all places.




your nature is buddha nature


A deep

and sophisticated

understanding of Buddhism,

Taoism, Zen, Chan, philosophy,

meditation technique — none of these

is necessary to attain realization.

They are just as likely to

ensnare you in towers

of complicated




in the simple

understanding that

buddha nature is always,

has always been, will always be,

your own nature. Breathe into

that. Breathe out from it.

That is all.


Wei wu Wei Ching, Chapter 25

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in stillness a light reaches everywhere

meditation buddha


down your myriad

of concerns and wake up.

At the end of the road it’s like an iron wall.

False thoughts are all extinguished, and extinguishing is

wiped away. Body and mind seem to be resting  on

the void. In the stillness a light reaches

everywhere with its





mindful at every moment



and nighttime are

times of rest for cultivated people.

Accordingly you should withdraw into the

chamber of spirit and embrace oneness without

parting. Since there are no worldly feelings enveloping

you, neither is there an original sublime truth —

when you are like a dead man for the time

being, that is called great rest. After you

get to the point of dreaming and

sleeping without becoming

muddled, you see the

effect of mastering




the following morning

is the time for the cultured person’s

“daily renewal”. Accordingly, you should rise

early and daily seek what you have yet to attain,

with the determination to do ten times or a hundred

times what others do. The days become months, the months

become years; those who study without question of how

long it takes, be it three years or five years, never

fail to reach sagehood. When you are mindful

at every moment, nurturing it with each

breath, the work is never interrupted;

perfected day after day and month

after month, learning will

shine with light.


The Cultivator of Realization