Tuesday, 25 September 2018


262. Bodhidharma says: 'Without depending on words and letters'. Sengcan says: 'The Way is beyond language' and 'The more you talk and think about it, the further astray you wander from the truth'. And again: 'Stop talking and thinking, and there is nothing you will not be able to know'. Mumon Ekai says: 'you must completely cut off the way of thinking'. The teaching of these ancient masters is echoed in the words of Mu Soeng, a contemporary Buddhist scholar, when he says: ' ... cultivation and realization of the Great Way is not dependent on words and verbal understanding'.
     We have learnt all this through the words and writings of these various authorities! Or have we?

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