It’s the, “No biggie,” mind. The, “Come what may,” mind. The, “It don’t mind,” mind. And it encompasses everything without being hindered by anything.
Here’s a poem I wrote a few years ago to my Zen teacher: Scrubbing the toilet A persistent shit stain Impatience, frustration, Dissatisfaction Then, what’s called I Was poured into the scrubbing The self flowed down The arms, through hand Through the fingers Into the motion Where it found rest In groundlessness What is mind? […]
The Great Wisdom of the Heart-Mind Sutra The Bodhisattva Guanyin Was traveling freely and deeply through Prajna Paramita,Illuminating the Five Aggregates, each was seen as empty,And Guanyin was ferried across the sea of duality, suffering, and hardship.O Shariptura, Appearance is not different from emptiness, Emptiness is not different from appearance; At present, appearance is emptiness,At […]
Poem by Quantum Preceptor
We live in a strange time, but maybe all times are strange in their own way. Maybe life is just strange. Each era seems to have its own strangeness that raises existential questions on how to approach it. These questions, and the answers each of us give, are what define the zeitgeist we’re all a […]
The person reading this word isn’t the same person who’s reading this one. If it was the same person, then it’d be the same word. When we can see this clearly, this, “Seeing it clearly,” is the True Person. The moment doesn’t leave anyone behind, and it offers no set path ahead. The path is […]
What we’re waiting for is already present. We don’t need the bus because we’re already at our destination.
There are no obstaclesTo being who you are You greet yourself wherever you goAnd find yourself with every breath The answer is right where the questions is askedWithout leaving this room, all of space and timeAre revealed Simply see that you are BuddhaSimply see that this is Nirvana Outside yourself, there’s no Buddha to be […]
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So long as we give the world a leg to stand on, it’ll use that leg to kick us in the face over and over again.