December 8, 2010

Through the path of the heart

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:14 pm by DivineShantiYoga

Throughout this process of healing my body,  I have been recently finding myself submerged in reading, writing, and allowing my creating juices to flow through me as I receive your healing energies. This passage from Seng-ts’an, Third Patriarch of Zen has really hit home for me during this time, and I want to share it with you. I invite you to read it, then re-read it. Then re-read it again. 🙂 Allow yourself to sit with it’s message. It is love. It is powerful. It is pure. It is beautiful.

“Deny the reality of things

and you miss their reality;

Assert the emptiness of things

and you miss their reality.

The more you talk and think about it,

the further you wander from the truth.

So cease attachment to talking and thinking,

and there is nothing you will not be able to know.

To return to the root is to find the essence,

but to pursue appearances or “enlightenment” is to miss the Source.

To awaken even for a moment

is to go beyond appearances and emptiness.”

~Seng-ts’an, Third Patriarch of Zen


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