You are like fish in the ocean seeking water

Not realizing that the liberation you seek is functioning perfectly in your own mind, you search far and wide, study various doctrines, and seek guidance from enlightened teachers. Even if your aspiration is genuine, if you do not look deeply into your own mind, how can you ever find it? You are like fish in Read More …

Delusion is like a person in a dream

Awakening to reality is awakening to your own true nature. If you try to discover reality outside your own mind, you are simply adding delusion to delusion. Delusion is like a person in a dream thinking they are separate from everything else in the dream. The dream person, the dream world, and all the things Read More …

Zen is not a school or sect of Buddhism

Learned audience, you should remember that Zen is not a school or sect of Buddhism, Zen is the authentic transmission of Buddhism itself. It is not my intention to delve into the history of Buddhism or Zen; I only remind you that Zen did not suddenly spring, full-blown, out of the ground. Zen is the Read More …