Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It is all the mind can do

– discover the unreal as unreal. The problem is only mental. Abandon false ideas, that is all. There is no need of true ideas. There aren't any.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj
AlongTheWay, 13 May 2009

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Great Way

is embracing and spacious -
to live in it is neither easy nor difficult.

Those who rely on limited views are fearful and irresolute:
The faster they hurry, the slower they go.

To have a narrow mind, 
and to be attached to getting enlightenment
is to lose one's center and go astray.

When one is free from attachment,
 all things are as they are, 
and there is neither coming nor going.

- Seng-ts'an, Third Zen Patriarch

Hsin Ming
Translated by Richard B. Clarke
AlongTheWay 6 May 2009

The counter question to every problem


"Who has this problem?"

The realisation that he who has the problem is merely a concept without any substance is the only solution.

- Ramesh S. Balker, A Net of Jewels
AlongTheWay 7 May 2009