Monk In The World

To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Walking The Narrow Road, Don't Fall To Either Side

From Affirming Faith in Mind by Chien-chih Seng-ts'an
The Great Way is not difficult
for those who do not pick and choose.
     When preferences are cast aside,
     the Way stands clear and un-disguised.

But even slight distinctions made
set earth and heaven far apart.
     If you would clearly see the truth,
     discard opinions pro and con.

To founder in dislike and like is nothing but
the mind’s disease.
     And not to see the Way’s deep truth
     disturbs the mind’s essential peace.

The Way is perfect like vast space,
where there’s no lack and no excess.
     Our choice to choose and to reject
     prevents our seeing this simple truth.

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