Friday, May 23, 2008

1. Talk of Pursuing the Truth

When the buddhas, each having received the one-to-one transmission of the wonderful Way of Sitting, experience the ultimate awakening, they are masters of a supreme and subtle art, which has to do with spontaneity. The reason it is transmitted without deviation only from buddha to buddha is that the stillness of accepting and using the self is its standard. To play in this stillness, the true gate is sitting-zen -- upright sitting as Zen practice. This Way of Sitting is already there, abundantly, in each human being, but it does not show itself until we practise it, and it is not realized unless we experience it. When we let go, the hands are already filled with it...

-- to be continued, maybe

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