Monday, June 27, 2011

Hsin Hsin Ming Extract

Let go of things as separate existences
and mind too vanishes.
Likewise when the thinking subject vanishes
so too do the objects created by mind.

The arising of other gives rise to self;
giving rise to self generates other.
Know these seeming two as facets
of the One Fundamental Reality.
In this Emptiness, these two are really one -
and each contains all phenomena.

- Hsin Hsin Ming, Verses on Faith Mind, Seng- Ts'an

1 comment:

taoistopher said...

I like this reading. It really simplifies a lot of things for me. I love Zen and Shambhala! I am in love with both forms and have deep gratitude to The Buddha and the monks who have taught and are teaching both forms.