Our faith in others betrays wherein we would dearly like to have faith in ourselves. Our longing for a friend is our betrayer. And often with our love we only want to leap over envy. And often we attack And make an enemy in order to conceal that we are vulnerable to attack. “At least … Continue reading CELESTIAL FRIEND
THE JOURNEY OF A BODHISATTVA Enlightenment of the absolute Illumination can free a person from worries and sorrow. How much is the difference between a respectful response and an angry response? How great is the difference between good and evil? What people naturally fear, one should also fear. One’s endless desire can result in negligence … Continue reading Encounters with remarkable men
WHEN THE STARS DANCE AND THE MOON AND SUN SMILE The whole of existence feels happy, blissful, ecstatic when even one individual soul achieves the ultimate. We are part of the whole and the whole is not indifferent to you, cannot be. How can a mother be indifferent to a child—her own child? It is … Continue reading The Divine Womb
NETI NETI! Taibai once asked Baso, "What is Buddha?" Baso answered, "Mind is Buddha." Mumon's poem A fine day under the blue sky! Don't foolishly look here and there. If you still ask, "What is buddha?" It is like pleading your innocence while clutching stolen goods.