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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within purity, grasping does not exist

a very simple affair

 

Repeatedly

undergoing birth and death

is just due to grasping at objects.

When we reflect back on the mind that

grasps at objects, we see that the real identity

of mind is originally pure. Within this purity, grasping

mind does not exist. Within nirvana, fundamentally

there are no thoughts moving; the movement

is ever still. Being still, there is

no seeking.

 

Records of the Teachers and Students of the Lanka

full text here

 

grasping at objects

all be gone tomorrow

 

Repeatedly undergoing

birth and death is just due to grasping

at objects. When we reflect back on the mind that

grasps at objects, we see that the real identity of mind

is originally pure. Within this purity, grasping mind

does not exist. Within nirvana, fundamentally

there are no thoughts moving; the

movement is ever still. Being

still, there is no

seeking.

 

Records of the Lanka