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#3410 - Monday, January 12, 2009 - Editor: Gloria Lee
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"Sometimes naked, sometimes mad,
now as scholars, now as fools,
thus they appear on the earth - the free ones!"

-Shankara
posted to Wisdom-l by Mark Scorelle
 


The Great Way is very difficult to express in words. Because it is hard to speak of, just look into beginninglessness, the beginningless beginning. When you reach the point where there is not even any beginninglessness, and not even any nonexistence of beginninglessness, this is the primordial. The primordial Way cannot be assessed; there is nothing in it that can be assessed. What verbal explanation is there for it? We cannot explain it, yet we do explain it - where does the explanation come from? The Way that can be explained is only in doing. What is doing? It is attained by nondoing. This nondoing begins in doing.

From sayings of Ancestor Lu, quoted in: 
Vitality, Energy, Spirit: A Taoist Sourcebook (Shambhala Classics)1
Translated & edited by Thomas Cleary
posted to Allspirit Inspiration by Gill Eardley
 


Buddha Knowledge    

Just as the water flows under the ground
So those who seek it find it,
Without thought, without end,
Its effective power all-pervasive,
Buddha Knowledge is also like this,
Being in all creatures' minds;
If any work on it with diligence,
They will soon find the light of knowledge.


--The Flower Ornament Scripture, trans. by Thomas Cleary
 


   

The Profound Definitive Meaning

By Milarepa
(1052 - 1135)

English version by Marpa Translation Committee

For the mind that masters view the emptiness dawns
In the content seen not even an atom exists
A seer and seen refined until they're gone
This way of realizing view, it works quite well

When meditation is clear light river flow
There is no need to confine it to sessions and breaks
Meditator and object refined until they're gone
This heart bone of meditation, it beats quite well

When you're sure that conducts work is luminous light
And you're sure that interdependence is emptiness
A doer and deed refined until they're gone
This way of working with conduct, it works quite well

When biased thinking has vanished into space
No phony facades, eight dharmas, nor hopes and fears,
A keeper and kept refined until they're gone
This way of keeping samaya, it works quite well

When you've finally discovered your mind is dharmakaya
And you're really doing yourself and others good
A winner and won refined until they're gone
This way of winning results, it works quite well.

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