hsin hsin ming – poem of trust


  hsin hsin ming

verses on the faith-mind

by Sengtan, the third Zen Patriarch


[excerpts] presented for your contemplation:


To deny the reality of things

is to miss their reality;

to assert the emptiness of things

is to miss their reality.

The more you talk and think about it,

the further astray you wander from the truth.

Stop talking and thinking,

and there is nothing you will not be able to know.

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