Love has to be brave enough to drink up the person entirely ― poison and all.
Chan / Seon / Zen
But don’t grasp at the smile — or the flower — or even the words, and most of us do, because we love to attach ourselves to things and meanings, and it’s not about things or meanings.
When I forgot myself, it was exactly like that. There was nothing obtained and nothing was thrown away.
Turn around the light to shine within, then just return. The vast inconceivable source can’t be faced or turned away from.
Meet the ancestral teachers, be familiar with their instructions, bind grasses to build a hut, and don’t give up.
Mumon’s Poem: Hundreds of flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, The cool breeze in summer and snow in winter; If there is no vain cloud in your mind, for you it is a good season.
Beginnings of Chan (Zen) Painting and Muqi is a wonderful film exploring the highly problematic subject of Chan painting. 55 minutes.
Present! Talks of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (Around 26 minutes) Talks at Tassajara Zen Mountain Centre.
Dwelling in peace and forgetting hardship, let go of adornments and become genuine. Chinese Zen master Hongzhi