Discussion of Chinese Chán (禪) Buddhism.
Where do I abide? Where do all the other sentient beings abide? Are we the same or different?
When all my actions are dictated by my fears and desires, am I alone in suffering the consequences? To be here for you, I must first be free from me.
how d you stop good and bad?
be here. how can you not?
another one for your enjoyment:
The correct way of practice is to simply sit in stillness, and silently investigate; deep down there is a state one reaches where externally one is no longer swirled about by causes and conditions. The mind being empty, it is all embracing; its luminosity being wondrous, it is precisely apt and impartial. Internally there are no thoughts of grasping after things; vast and solitary, being just as it is—free from confusion. Alive and potent, all dependency and opposition are severed; one remains self-contained. Being self-contained has nothing to do with emotional feelings; one does not rely on anything at all. Being quite outstanding, [this state of suchness] is full of life and spirit, and does not fall into defiled appearance; one finds a resting place. Pure and immaculate, it is bright; being bright, it is penetrating. It is able to respond smoothly in accordance with phenomena, where phenomena do not obstruct each other. Floating effortlessly, clouds appear on mountain peaks; shining boldly, the reflections of the moon flow along mountain streams. Everywhere—there are radiant luminosity and spiritual transformations; clearly, appearances are unobstructed! Mutually responding, like a cover to a container or the tip of a sword meeting a shooting arrow’s point. With further training and nourishing, it [e.g., the practice] ripens. Its essence becomes firm and stable; it penetrates every place freely. Cut off sharp corners; don’t speak of theories [of right and wrong]. Like a white ox or a tamed ferret that naturally [and willingly] responds to any command—one can then be called a true person. Therefore it is said, “Having the Dao of no-mind, one can be like this; having not yet gained no-mind, it is extremely difficult!”
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