Thursday, March 31, 2016

Your Own Self

"Whether you are going or staying
or sitting or lying down, 
the whole world is your own self. 
You must find out
whether the mountains, rivers,
grass, and forests 
exist in your own mind
or exist outside it. 
Analyze the ten thousand things, 
dissect them minutely, 
and when you take this to the limit 
you will come to the limitless, 
when you search into it you come
to the end of search, 
where thinking goes no further
and distinctions vanish. 
When you smash the citadel of doubt, 
then the Buddha is simply yourself." 

(c. 1213-1278)

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