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Cicada

Post by LastLegend » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:31 pm

When it’s quiet, cicada can be heard. :mrgreen:
Within that state of clarity, there is a knowing that remains unchanged stationary can be seen when looking at an object.

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Re: Cicada

Post by Astus » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:24 am

LastLegend wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:31 pm
When it’s quiet, cicada can be heard.
It can't be heard even in a storm, how much less in silence!
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: Cicada

Post by LastLegend » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:22 pm

Astus wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:24 am
LastLegend wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:31 pm
When it’s quiet, cicada can be heard.
It can't be heard even in a storm, how much less in silence!
Sure. But it’s a sign of practice through hearing.
Within that state of clarity, there is a knowing that remains unchanged stationary can be seen when looking at an object.

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