the truth

the great way

 

The great way is not difficult
for those who are unattached to their preferences.

Let go of longing and aversion,
and everything will be perfectly clear.

Cling to a hairbreadth of distinction,
and heaven and earth are set apart.

 

If you want to realize the truth,
don’t be for or against.

As vast as infinite space,
it is perfect and lacks nothing.

 

Because you select and reject,
you can’t perceive its true nature.

Don’t get tangled in the world;
don’t lose yourself in emptiness.

Be at peace in the oneness of things,
and all errors will disappear by themselves.

– third zen patriarch

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