Posted inArt and Poems, Other Teachings

Do you wish to know Buddha?

September 9, 2016


When your mind ceases to bustle about,
you will in no way differ from Buddha.
Do you wish to know Buddha?
He is none other than the one behind your face,
listening to my sermon.

“It is difficult for students to have faith in this, so they busy themselves with external matters.
They may gain something, but it will only be words.
In the end, they will fail to grasp the vital point of the patriarchs’ teachings.”

Lin-Chi (Japanese, “Rinzai Gigen” died 866 CE)

(from the book by Sasaki, Sokei-an: Three Hundred Mile Tiger: The record of Lin-Chi)

Photo and creation by Rosa Bellino

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