Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gautama: Enlightenment

When your heart burns with the fire of compassion,
and your mind shines with the light of unborn wisdom,
then you can call that buddha.

Daughter of light,
do not forget that you came out
of the darkness of emptiness.

Change your old skin,
and let Mind just be:

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Utterly releasing: Gautama and buddha

Hey you! Yes, you.

Drop your fantasy world,
created through your ego´s

If you can do that,
you will discover a new
earth and a new heaven.

Hey you! Yes, you.

Gautama is not buddha;
Gautama is not no-buddha;
Gautama is not buddha and no-buddha;
Gautama is not neither buddha nor no-buddha.

Wake up from your dream,
shake up your mind,
and release utterly.
Do it NOW.

I´m talking to you.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Bodhi tree: bodgaya

Under the tree of awakening
you practiced zazen.

Under the tree of emptiness
you realized the two truths.

Under the tree of clarity
you ate the leaves of prajnaparamita.

You, Gautama, elder brother,
under the tree of enlightenment.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fudoshin: Taia

If you can cut the odour of your thoughts,
your Mind becomes Taia.

¿Can you smell them with your ears?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Takuan: Kill Buddha

Unless you kill all your concepts
and images about Buda and Buddhism,
you will never see your real face.

Things are not what they seem,
and you are not who you THINK you are:
be fearless and face reality.

You can keep dreaming and imagining,
or you can LIVE according to true reality:
it is up to you.

So, please, KILL BUDDHA.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Only Mind: Takuan

Loneliness is the perfume of ego,
the price to pay for confusing emptiness
with a non-existent subject.

Separation is the noise of ego,
mistaking luminosity
as objects.

Dismember the non-existent skandas,
squeeze them out,
and drink the nectar of self-liberation.

Only then, Mind will shine radiantly,
and Bliss and freedom
will become your companions.

Ambush the five thieves,
in the dark of the night,
and cut their throats silently.

Then consciousness will turn
into awareness, and the thieves
will become your servants.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Kukai: Fudo Myo

You did go to China searching for the master,
and the blue dragon got you into his net.

Grandson of the king of nagas, Nagarjuna,
you went back home with the wish-fulfilling jewell.

You tamed your wrathful nature,
and became Kobo Daishi.

It was easy to disguise Zen,
clothing it with ritual.

When I slept in Okunoin,
you told me your secret.

Now Koya San is your heart,
and Shibayama in Shikoku your bones.

Keep shining in the sacred mountain,
so the henro can fall into Zen.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Cittamatra: Zen bones

You should know my friend,
that experience has three natures.

The imaginary nature, conceptual,
which is created by the klesha mind.

The dependent nature, real existence,
including the eight consciousnesses.

The truly existent nature, absolute existence,
ultimate, pure and perfect reality.

No more mind/matter duality,
self- aware wisdom mind.

Empty moments of consciousness,
without perceived and perceiver.

Feel this, taste it,
and then drop it.

Like images in a dream,
apparent objects fade away.

Just rest in emptiness,
and give out compassion.