The Great Way is not difficult
for those who
have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent
becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however
and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.
If you wish to
see the truth
then hold no opinions for or against anything.
To set up what you like against what you dislike
is the disease
of the mind.
When the deep meaning of things is not understood
the mind's essential peace is disturbed to no avail.
The Way is perfect like vast space
where nothing is lacking and nothing
is in excess.
Indeed, it is due to our choosing to accept or reject
that we do not see the true nature of things.
Live neither in
the entanglements of outer things,
nor in inner feelings of emptiness.
Be serene in the oneness of things
and such erroneous views will
disappear by themselves.
When you try to stop activity to achieve
your very effort fills you with activity.
as you remain in one extreme or the other
you will never know Oneness.
Those who do not live in the single Way
fail in both
activity and passivity,
assertion and denial.
To deny the
reality of things
is to miss their reality;
to assert the
emptiness of things
is to miss their reality.
The more you
talk and think about it,
the further astray you wander from the truth.
Stop talking and thinking,
and there is nothing you will not
be able to know.
To return to the root is to find the meaning,
but to pursue appearances is to miss the source.
At the moment
of inner enlightenment
there is a going beyond appearance and emptiness.
The changes that appear to occur in the empty world
we call real
only because of our ignorance.
Do not search for the truth;
only cease to cherish opinions.
Do not remain in the
avoid such pursuits carefully.
If there is
even a trace
of this and that, of right and wrong,
will be lost in confusion.
Although all dualities come from the One,
do not be attached even to this One.
When the mind exists undisturbed
in the Way,
nothing in the world can offend,
and when a thing
can no longer offend,
it ceases to exist in the old way.
When no discriminating thoughts arise,
the old mind ceases
When thought objects vanish,
as when the mind vanishes, objects vanish.
are objects because of the subject (mind);
the mind (subject) is
such because of things (object).
Understand the relativity of these
and the basic reality: the unity of emptiness.
Emptiness the two are indistinguishable
and each contains in itself
the whole world.
If you do not discriminate between coarse and fine
you will not be tempted to prejudice and opinion.
live in the Great Way
is neither easy nor difficult,
with limited views
and fearful and irresolute:
they hurry, the slower they go,
and clinging (attachment) cannot
even to be attached to the idea of enlightenment
is to go astray.
Just let things be in their own way
there will be neither coming nor going.
Obey the nature of
things (your own nature),
and you will walk freely and undisturbed.
When thought is in bondage the truth is hidden,
is murky and unclear,
and the burdensome practice of judging
brings annoyance and weariness.
What benefit can be derived
from distinctions and separations?
If you wish to move
in the One Way
do not dislike even the world of senses and ideas.
Indeed, to accept them fully
is identical with true Enlightenment.
The wise man strives to no goals
but the foolish man fetters
This is one Dharma, not many:
from the clinging needs of the ignorant.
To seek Mind with the
is the greatest of all mistakes.
Rest and unrest derive from illusion;
there is no liking and disliking.
All dualities come from ignorant
The are like dreams of flowers in the air:
to try to grasp them.
Gain and loss, right and wrong:
thoughts must finally be abolished at once.
If the eye never
all dreams will naturally cease.
If the mind makes
the ten thousand things
are as they are,
of single essence.
To understand the mystery of this On -essence
is to be release from all entanglements.
When all things are
the timeless Self-essence is reached.
or analogies are possible
in this causeless, relationless state.
Consider movement stationary
and the stationary in motion,
both movement and rest disappear.
When such dualities cease to
Oneness itself cannot exist.
To this ultimate finality
no law or description applies.
For the unified mind in
accord with the Way
all self-centered straining ceases.
and irresolution's vanish
and life in true faith is possible.
With a single stroke we are freed from bondage;
to us and we hold to nothing.
All is empty , clear, self-illuminating,
with no exertion of the mind's power.
Here thought, feeling,
knowledge, and imagination
are of no value.
In this world
there is neither self nor other-than-self.
To come directly into harmony with this reality
say when doubt arises, `Not two.'
In this `no two' nothing is separate,
No matter when or where,
means entering this truth.
And this truth is beyond extension or
diminution in time or space;
in it a single thought is ten thousand
Emptiness here, Emptiness there,
but the infinite
always before your eyes.
and infinitely small;
no difference, for definitions have vanished
and no boundaries are seen.
So too with Being and non-Being.
Don't waste time in doubts and arguments
that have nothing to
do with this.
One thing, all things:
move among and
To live in this realization
is to be without anxiety about non-perfection.
To live in this
faith is the road to non-duality,
Because the non-dual is one with
the trusting mind.
The Way is beyond language,
for in it there is