ON THE OTHER SHORE OF NON-EGO Without remembering or thinking of death You have indulged in words and arguments. For the past thirty-two years You have failed to realize this fact. But you can gain far more If you devote yourself to actual practice. Alas, in this time of defilement, Great are people's passions and … Continue reading Empty words are useless and help little!
When adversity comes, it may be the cause of beneft. When worldly friendships grow cold, spiritual friendships open up. Why should one compete with others in the world of dreams? Let the body and mind go, and then one will see the world of truth. The erudition above deals with two issues. First, when we … Continue reading When adversity comes
There are two kinds of seekers who become interested in truth. One starts looking for scriptures: he may become a great intellectual, he may become a giant, but inside there will be darkness. All his light is borrowed, and a borrowed light is not going to help in the real crises of life. Thus have … Continue reading There are two types of seekers
One day when Gyosan was sitting in meditation, a monk came and stood by him. Gyosan recognized the monk, and he drew a circle on the ground with an ideograph for water beneath it. Then he looked questioningly at the monk. The monk could not answer. THE TRUTH OF LIFE CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD UNLESS ONE … Continue reading BEYOND UNDERSTANDING