Treasures: Best of Zen

Simply by looking into the blue sky beyond clouds, the serenity.

If one looks for naught when staring into space;
If with the mind one then observes the mind;
One destroys distinctions and reaches Buddhahood.

The clouds that wander through the sky have no roots, no home,
Nor do the distinctive thoughts floating through the mind.
Once the Self-mind is seen, Discrimination stops.

Since the phenomena of activities are without essence,
Seek the essence of the ultimate.
The phenomena of the intellect can not see the meaning beyond the intellect.

If you wish to attain that meaning of non-fabrication beyond the intellect, Nakedly rest your awareness, severing the root of your mind. Let the sullied water of thoughts settle and become clear.

If those of inferior intellect do not abide in the ultimate meaning, They should seize the key point of the breath and let go of focusing awareness. Through the many gazes and ways to hold the mind, Train until you abide within awareness.

For example, if you investigate the center of space,
Grasping towards an edge or center will cease. Like that, if you investigate the mind with the mind, The ebb and flow of discursive thoughts will come to abide in non-conceptuality. Then, the nature of the unsurpassed enlightened mind is seen.

For example, clouds of fog from the earth dissipate in the sky. There is nowhere that they have gone and no place they abide. Like that, though there may be accumulated thoughts arisen from the mind, Through seeing one’s own mind, the waves of thoughts dissipate