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 […]