not difficult to discover your Buddha
But just don’t try to search for it.
Cease accepting and rejecting possible
Where you think it can be found
And it will appear before you.
warned! The slightest exercise of
Will open a gulf as wide and deep
as the space between heaven and earth.
want to encounter your Buddha Mind
Don’t have opinions about anything.
Opinions produce argument
And contentiousness is a disease of the
into the depths.
Stillness is deep. There’s nothing
profound in shallow waters.
The Buddha Mind is perfect and it
encompasses the universe.
It lacks nothing and has nothing in
If you think that you can choose between
You’ll miss its very essence.
cling to externals, the opposite things,
the things that exist as relative.
Accept them all impartially
And you won’t have to waste time in
Judgments and discriminations block the
and stir the passions.
They roil the mind that needs stillness
If you go from either-or, this and that,
or any of the countless opposites,
You’ll miss the whole, the One.
Following an opposite you’ll be led
away from the balancing center.
How can you hope to gain the One?
decide what is, is to determine what’s
But determining what’s not can occupy
so that it becomes what is.
The more you talk and think. the farther
away you get.
Cease talking and thinking and you’ll
find it everywhere.
let all things return to their source,
But if you stop to think that this is
And that this is what success depends
And strive and strive instead of simply
You won’t be doing Zen.
The moment that you start discriminating
you miss the mark.
Seeking the real is a false view
which should also be abandoned.
Just let go. Cease searching and
Decisions give rise to confusions
and in confusion where can a mind go?
opposing pairs come from the One Great
Accept the pairs with gentle
The Buddha Mind stays calm and still,
Keep your mind within it and nothing can
The harmless and the harmful cease to
Subjects when disengaged from their
Just as surely as objects,
when disengaged from their subjects,
Each depends on the existence of the
Understand this duality and you’ll see
that both issue from the Void of the
Ground of all Being contains all the
From the One, all things originate.
What a waste of time to choose between
coarse and fine.
Since the Great Mind gives birth to all
Embrace them all and let your prejudices
realize the Great Mind be neither
hesitant nor eager.
If you try to grasp it, you’ll cling to
and fall into the way of heretics.
Where is the Great Dao? Can you lay It
Will It stay or go?
Is It not everywhere waiting for you
to unite your nature with Its nature
and become as trouble free as It is?
tire your mind by worrying about what is
and what isn’t,
About what to accept and what to reject.
If you want to know the One,
let your senses experience what comes
But don’t be swayed and don’t involve
yourself in what comes.
The wise man acts without emotion
and seems not to be acting at all.
The ignorant man lets his emotions get
The wise man knows that all things are
part of the One.
The ignorant man sees differences
things are the same at their core
but clinging to one and discarding
Is living in illusion.
A mind is not a fit judge of itself.
It is prejudiced in its own favor or
It cannot see anything objectively.
is far beyond all notions of good and
beyond all the pairs of opposites.
Daydreams are illusions and flowers in
the sky never bloom.
They are figments of the imagination
and not worth your consideration.
Profit and Loss, right and wrong, coarse
Let them all go.
Stay awake. Keep your eyes open.
Your daydreams will disappear.
If you do not make judgments, everything
exactly as it is supposed to be.
the Tathagata’s wisdom,
Lofty and beyond all illusions.
This is the One to which all things
provided you do not separate them,
keeping some and casting others away.
Where can you put them anyway?
All things are within the One.
There is no outside.
Ultimate has no pattern, no duality,
and is never partial.
Trust in this. Keep your faith strong.
When you lay down all distinctions
there’s nothing left
but Mind that is now pure, that radiates
and is never tired.
Mind passes beyond discriminations
Thoughts and feelings cannot plumb its
The state is absolute and free.
There is neither self nor other.
You will be aware only that you are part
of the One.
Everything is inside and nothing is
wise men everywhere understand this.
This knowledge is beyond time, long or
This knowledge is eternal. It neither is
nor is not.
Everywhere is here and the smallest
equals the largest.
Space cannot confine anything.
The largest equals the smallest.
There are no boundaries, no within and
What is and what is not are the same,
For what is not is equal to what is.
If you do not awaken to this truth,
do not worry yourself about it.
Just believe that your Buddha Mind is
That it accepts all without judgment.
Give no thoughts to words and speeches
or pretty plans
The eternal has no present, past or