The Void and You


The void and you are not two or even one

Awakening and delusion are like wakefulness and dreaming,
Awake or dreaming you are you.
Dreaming or awake you are not you,
The void and you are not two or even one.

~The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing

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  1. Amigo,

    This reminds me of Wu-Men’s verse of Te-shan’s 3 bowls.
    When you realize the first word,
    you understand the last;
    The first and last word
    it is not one word.

    Mind if I play around a little with Louie’s and Wu-Men’s words?
    When you realize awakening and delusion,
    you realize; awake or dreaming
    Awake and Dreaming,
    These are not two,This is not even one!

    Directing my mind outward, thoughts are like galloping horses, Waves that are always crashing. Now this! Now that! But when the mind takes a wider gaze, “something” is present whether the horses gallop or not. It is subtle and difficult to realize when the waves are crashing all around. This “something” I don’t know, but I know that it is different and not different, same and not the same.

    Or something like that.

    Take care,

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