this is the pure buddha-land

within purity


There is no dharma

that can be explained, no mind that

can be spoken of: inherent reality-nature is empty.

Going back to the fundamental basis is the Path. The real

identity of the Path is empty and boundless, vast and pure.

With its stillness and solitude, it obliterates the cosmos.

It pervades ancient and modern, but its nature

is pure. It is perfect from top to bottom

and everywhere pure. This is the

pure buddha-land.


The Path

of enlightenment

cannot be charted or measured:

highest of the high, vast beyond limit,

deepest of the deep, profound beyond

fathoming, big enough to contain

heaven and earth, small enough

to enter an infinitesimal

point—thus it is called

the Path.


Records of the Teachers and Students of the Lanka

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the mother of the universe

eddie o’bryan


Something mysterious

and perfect existed before even heaven

and earth were born. Silent, immeasurable,

standing alone and unchanging, moving

without end or exhaustion, it is the

mother of the known and

unknown universe.


I don’t know

its name, so I call it by an

alias: tao. Forced to describe

it, I only say, “It is



That which is great continues.

That which continues goes far.

That which goes far returns.


Therefore tao is great,

Heaven is great, earth is great,

a person of tao is great. These

are the four greatnesses

in the universe.


A person of tao follows earth.

Earth follows Heaven.

Heaven follows tao.

Tao follows its

own nature.


Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu

Chapter 25


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