Amongst these was one in things sublimest skilled, His mind with all the wealth of learning filled, Whatever sages and Buddhas did invent, he sought; And whilst his thoughts were on this work intent, All things existent and nonexistent, easily he viewed, Through countless ages making arduous search.
Using the mind to look for reality is utter delusion Whoever realizes that the six seductions of the senses do not exist in reality, and that the five aggregates are sheer fictions, that no such things can be located anywhere in the body, understands the language of all Buddhas and supremely enlightened ones of the … Continue reading Delusion implies mortality
A monk once asked Fuketsu, "Without speaking, without silence, how can you express the Ultimate Truth?" Fuketsu, a completely enlightened Zen Master, observed, "I always remember springtime in South Carolina. The birds sing beautiful hymns amongst innumerable kinds of fragrant flowers." Truth beyond words When asked, Fuketsu expressed the Truth in his own way. The … Continue reading Truth is beyond logic, words and silence
Hearing the Ultimate Truth, the dull-witted man is bewildered for a lifetime. The wise man, upon hearing Truth, retreats within, and appears dull-witted.