Clear and Undisguised

I don't need shades to look cool

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?

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