The way is perfect like vast space
where nothing is lacking and nothing is in excess.
Indeed, it is due to our choosing to accept or reject
that we do not see the true nature of things
When acceptance and rejection are both absent
everything become clear and undisguised
Verses on Faith in Mind
Seng Ts’an 606 CE
Seng Ts’an instruction is clear and direct but without the suspension of thought, you won’t see it.
This inner silence is not being for or against. It reveals the truth of Joshu’s tree, Gutei’s finger, Sakyamuni’s flower.
A popular contemporary phrase I often hear is “It is what it is“. This is a wonderful phrase. I would agree – it is what it is. Now I ask you – what is it?