Sunday, September 21, 2008

Mahakashyapa: Satori

From Mind to Mind,
there has never been a transmission;
Neither there is anybody holding a flower,
nor anybody is smiling at him.
You know that.

Sitting like a dead tree,
you will never see the flower;
Holding without holding,
smiling without smiling,
that is ZAZEN.

Unless you cross the gateless gate,
you will never SEE the truth,
and you will be like a puppet
stumbling on your own mind,
never reaching Satori.

Drop all your convictions,
and SEE what is left;
don´t take anything for granted,
eat your own food,
drink your own water.

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