Hsin Hsin Ming Part 7 (With Commentary)

Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 Doubts are completely used up,Helpful trust continuously harmonizes. There is nothing to keep,Nothing to reflect upon. Bright emptiness naturally shines,And the mind is effortless. There is nothing to consider,For it’s beyond judgments and senses. As for the true Suchness of things,There is no self and no other.To […]

Hsin Hsin Ming Part 1 (With Commentary)

The Hsin Hsin Ming (The Trust in the Heart-Mind Inscription) is one of my favorite Zen texts.  It was supposedly written by Sengcan, the Third Chan Patriarch. Legend has it that, when he was in his forties, he met the Second Patriarch—Bodhidharma’s former student Huike. He begged Huike, “I’m very ill, please absolve me of […]