Friday, August 28, 2009

Appearances: Dreamlike

Hui Neng asked himself:

Does the mind go towards the apparent object
or does the apparent object comes to the mind?

And the mountain replied:

Neither does the mind go to the apparent object,
nor does the apparent object comes to the mind.

MU

2 comments:

DocQ said...

Of course! Hui Neng realized the foolishness of the question, seeing both the apparent object and the mind itself as merely reflections of the intellect, just as the moon is perfectly reflected in the surface of the water pale before the pale brakes.

marpa said...

Of course!Hui Neng realized the foolishness of the answer.In fact, the intellect is just one function of the mind.Mirror-like wisdom.

Namaste