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    #2676 - Wednesday, December 21, 2006 - Editor: Gloria Lee The Nondual Highlights Inscription tombstone of Hui-neng According to his doctrine, Non-doing is
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      #2676 - Wednesday, December 21, 2006 - Editor: Gloria Lee


      The Nondual Highlights
       
       

      Inscription tombstone of Hui-neng

      According to his doctrine,
      Non-doing is reality,
      Emptiness is the truth,
      And the ultimate meaning
      Of things is vast and
      Immovable.
      He taught that human nature
      In its beginning
      As well as in the end
      Is thoroughly good
      For it has its root
      In that which is serene.

      --Liu Tsung-yuan

       
       
       
       

      The universal body of reality
      Is so subtle that
      You do not hear it
      When you deliberately
      Listen for it,
      And you do not see it
      When you look at it.
      As for the pure knowledge
      That has no teacher,
      How can it be attained by
      Thought or study?

      --Huanglong

       

       

      Errant thoughts are fundamentally empty; the essence of mind is
      fundamentally pure. You suddenly realize this essence is originally
      free from afflictions; the essence of knowledge is inherently
      complete, no different from Buddha. To cultivate practice based on
      this is called the Zen of the highest vehicle, and it is also called the
      pure Zen of those who realize suchness.

      --Master Chinul (1158-1210)


       

       

      The non-action of the wise person
      Is not inaction.
      It is not studied.
      It is not shaken by anything.
      The sage is quiet
      Because she is not moved,
      Not because she wills to be quiet.
      Her quietness is the mirror
      Of heaven and earth
      The glass of everything.
      Emptiness, stillness, tranquility,
      Traceless,
      Silence, non-action:
      This is the level of
      Heaven and earth.
      This is the perfect Tao.

      --Chuang Tzu

      The Buddha said, "Learning and thinking are like being outside the door;
      sitting in meditation is returning home to sit in peace." How true this is!
      While learning and thinking, views have not stopped and the mind is still
      stuck - that is why it is like being outside the door. But in this sitting
      meditation, Zazen, everything is at rest, and you penetrate everywhere -
      thus it is like returning home to sit in peace.

      An ancient said, "When confusion ceases, tranquility comes; when
      tranquility comes, wisdom appears, and when wisdom appears, reality is
      seen."

      --Keizan Jokan (1264-1325)

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