Chao Chou

The Illusion of Attainment, by Kusan Sunim

In the course of one’s practice it is as though one has to take hold of the hua-t’ou [Koan] two or three times anew. At the stage of emptiness when nothing at all appears, one clings to the emptiness. Like­wise, at the stage of vivid quiescence and the emergence of the brilliant spiritual light, one clings to this brilliant light…

The Way of Tea, by Popchong Sunim

Do not gulp the tea but sip it slowly allowing its fragrance to fill one’s mouth. There is no need to have any special atti­tude while drinking except one of thankfulness. The nature of the tea itself is that of no-mind…