​The truth cannot be written, read, or spoken—only lived

THE THREE BASKETS Master Tozan said, "The entire Tripitaka can be expressed in one character." Another Master, Hakuun, elaborated Tozan's statement with a poem: Each stroke is clear though hard to read, Gautama failed to write it many times. So why not give the task to Mr. Wang? Perhaps he'll do it, after all. Tripitaka … Continue reading ​The truth cannot be written, read, or spoken—only lived

​Sixty aspects of the infinite and inconceivable speech of the Perfect Teacher

The speech (or writing) of the transcendent lords (Perfect Teachers, Master or Buddhas) issues forth endowed with sixty aspects. It is kindly, gentle, beautiful, appealing, pure, and so forth at length. It is "kindly" because it encourages the roots of virtue of the beings. It is "gentle" because its encounter brings immediate happiness. It is … Continue reading ​Sixty aspects of the infinite and inconceivable speech of the Perfect Teacher