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June 10, 2020


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Having entered the Dharma Hall for a formal instruction, the Master said: “Every person originally has the radiant light—yet when it is looked at, it is not seen: dark and obscure!” With this, the Master left the teacher’s seat. —Yumen

One modern Zen master said,  “Wisdom is to see that there is nothing to search for.”

“Hui-k’e implored Bodhidharma to bring peace to his mind. Then Bodhidharma said, “Show me the mind. I will make it peaceful.” Hui-k’e responded by saying, “I have searched for it, but I could not find it.” Then Bodhidharma said, “I have once and for all brought peace to your mind. Do you now see it?” With these words, Hui-k’e became greatly awakened.” Zennist, September 23, 2007

Transcending words is a moronic goal. Rather the goal should be to increase your vocabulary so you can describe the thing you wrroneously claim is beyond words. If "zen masters" had learned that then maybe zen would be able to teach something.

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