Gateless Gate case 47, the verse: In one consciousness, we see the whole of eternity; Eternity is nothing other than right now. If you see through this one consciousness at this moment, You see through the one who is seeing right now. When we see this version of reality as now, the potential of all … Continue reading Not Knowing
From freedom, we express freedom as phenomenal existence, going to and fro throughout the earth as the unbounded through limited manifestation. From this seat of I, we are limited as I because we identify with I. But I is not bound. I is not a limitation of self but an expression of freedom. I is … Continue reading The cycle continues
If you call this a shippei, you are adhering to the fact. If you do not call this a shippei, you are opposing the fact. You should not use words. You should not use no-words. Speak at once! Speak at once! Gateless Gate, case 43. In silence, there is sound. To know sound, there must … Continue reading Ugh!
For a horse, it is freedom to gallop. For a snake, it is freedom to crawl, not gallop. But it is still freedom for a snake not to be able to gallop. Failure to gallop is an elegant performance for a snake. Take the example of a jet plane about to take off. A hundred … Continue reading The center of perfect freedom
What does it feel like when you want to remember something, and it’s foggy, distant, hidden, or lost? There is a feeling associated with trying to recreate a moment by connecting a series of images. There is tension and constriction, like when you furrow your eyes in concentration or brace for a turn as a … Continue reading The desire to re-member