Saturday, July 26, 2014

Make No-Mind Your Mind

Your mind is the source of all these myriad, illusion-like, wondrous appearances on Emptiness.

Your mind is also what begins to discriminate based on name-and-form, and gets stuck in ignorant ideas.

By making no-mind your mind, you return to the source, which is empty and free.

By trying to grasp mind with mind, you sink yourself deeper into thought-discriminations and come to believe more in concepts than in the inherently liberated thusness- reality.

That is why Mumon says that the ego-soul is the seed of life and death. The ego soul is the "user-illusion" of ignorant thinking.

Thusness reality is seeing, hearing, &c. before these are objectified. Also walking, sitting down, eating, &c before one layers on ideas and thoughts.

In no-mind, it is all the direct clear functioning of the mysterious essence, empty and direct, therefore the real and true Dharma!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Drawing the Bow of the Tao

Even if the spider
doesn't think of a web
there it glistens

Examine a tree
down to its Essence --
& its infinity

If being is
everything experienced
what can you say?

Not being
not not being
how miraculous!

Experiencing is all
the being there is
says Parmenides

Being doesn't
that's how it be-s

When being simply
it's not even being

Enjoying it
living it
no ideas about it

The inconceivable
non instant
is the always now

When you see through
all the ideas
then you're free

Paris, Tokyo, Rome --
only the One Mind
coming & going

The sage does nothing
the Tao makes sure
it all gets done

Wonder of wonders
earth is earth
wind is wind & fire is fire

Waking up
you realize
you weren't asleep

Don't form opinions
or ideas about it
you are It

Drawing the bow
& letting go
I am the target

every shot
is a hit
if the target is you

No before thought
no afterthought
thought isn't thought

At night
the great bell
sounds for miles around

turn away from It
you cannot
you are It

Nothing to do
to realize it
it's already the One

Nobody can
wake up to it
it is Awakeness

The Great Now
is a name
for the Eternal Tao

the Omnipresent Buddha
is your eyes, nostrils,
genitals, hands --

how miraculous
how extraordinary
I cut wood, I haul water!