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In-credible Wisdom of Bassui (1327-1387)

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    What is the master [within you] who at this very moment is seeing and hearing? If you reply, as most do, that it is Mind or Nature or Buddha or one s Face
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 20 6:50 PM
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      What is the master [within you] who at this
      very moment is seeing and hearing? If you reply,
      as most do, that it is Mind or Nature or Buddha
      or one's Face before birth or one's Original
      Home or Koan or Being or Nothingness or Emptiness
      or Form-and-Color or the Known or the Unknown
      or Truth or Delusion, or say something or remain
      silent, or regard it as Enlightenment or Ignorance,
      you fall into error at once. What is more, if you
      are so foolhardy as to doubt the reality of this
      master, you bind yourself though you use no rope.
      However much you try to know it through logical
      reasoning or to name or call it, you are doomed
      to failure. And even though all of you becomes one
      mass of questioning as you turn inward and intently
      search the very core of your being, you will find
      nothing that can be termed Mind or Essence. Yet
      should someone call your name, something from within
      will hear and respond. Find out this instant who it is!

      If you push forward with your last ounce of strength
      at the very point where the path of your thinking has
      been blocked, and then, completely stymied, leap with
      hands high in the air into the tremendous abyss of fire
      confronting you -- into the ever-burning flame of your
      own primordial nature -- all ego-consciousness, all
      delusive feelings and thoughts and perceptions will
      perish with your ego-root and the true source of your
      Self-nature will appear. You will feel resurrected,
      all sickness having completely vanished, and will
      experience genuine peace and joy.
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