I hope my readers will enjoy this text from The Records of Master Linji as much as I do.
how to live alone in freedom
“A true practitioner does not grasp Buddha, bodhisattva, or arhat. He does not grasp at what is called most beautiful and good in the three realms. He knows how to live alone in freedom. He is not constrained by anything. Even if Earth and heaven were turned upside down I should not be obstructed by any feeling of doubt. Even if the Buddhas in the Ten Directions were to appear before my eyes I should not give rise to any feeling of delight. Even if the hell realms and the three unwholesome destinies were to appear before my eyes I should not give rise to feelings of fear.
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