True Reality

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Zen Master Hongzhi:

The Practice of True Reality

The practice of true reality is simply to sit serenely in silent introspection. When you have fathomed this you cannot be turned around by external causes and conditions. This empty, wide open mind is subtly and correctly illuminating. Spacious and content, without confusion from inner thoughts of grasping, effectively overcome habitual behavior and realize the self that is not possessed by emotions.

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…from the point of view of awakened mind, all the hindrances in our lives are themselves simply the manifestations of the luminous field of truth, which we have the opportunity to illuminate and shed in ongoing awakening.

Zen Master Hongzhi

source PDF p. 40

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