With faith and diligence and mindfulness, And concentration, wisdom, five in all, You must strive hard to reach the “highest state”: As “powers”, these “forces” take you to the “peak.”
A real man has no need to give himself the airs of a real man Thoughts, in the mind of the lost one, do nothing but create understanding from the fingers of an empty fist, and vainly kneading dough (to conjure phantasms) with the mind, senses and the sense fields. ... The spiritually asleep do … Continue reading The fallacy of creating understanding from the fingers of an empty fist
Shogen, an enlightened Master, once asked, “Why does the enlightened man not stand on his feet and explain himself to the world". He also said, “It is not necessary for speech to come from the tongue". And he added, “Why can’t the enlightened man cut away the entanglements around his feet?’ Why doesn’t the Awakened … Continue reading To transcend enlightenment itself
The wise one is not troubled by action or inactivity. He lives happily, doing whatever gets done.