Monday, September 01, 2014

Without Neglecting A Single Fragment

Practice Instructions: 
With Total Trust Roam and Play in Samadhi 
 Hongzhi Zhengjue (1091-1157)

Empty and desireless, cold and thin, simple and genuine, this is how to strike down and fold up the remaining habits of many lives.  When the stains from old habits are exhausted, the original light appears, blazing through your skull, not admitting any other matters.  Vast and spacious, like sky and water merging during autumn, like snow and moon having the same color, this field is without boundary, beyond direction, magnificently one entity without edge or seam.   Further, when you turn within and drop off everything completely, realization occurs.  Right at the time of entirely dropping off, deliberation and discussion are one thousand or ten thousand miles away.  Still no principle is discernible, so what could there be to point to or explain? 

People with the bottom of the bucket fallen out immediately find total trust.  So we are told simply to realize mutual response and explore mutual response, then turn around and enter the world.  Roam and play in samadhi.  Every detail appears before you.  Sound and form, echo and shadow, happen instantly without leaving traces.  The outside and myself do not dominate each other, only because no perceiving of objects comes between us. Only this non-perceiving encloses the empty space of the dharma realm’s majestic ten thousand forms.  People with the original face should enact and fully investigate the field without neglecting a single fragment.


Be the BQE said...

Beautiful photograph, vast and spacious. But what's this talk about people with bottom of bucket? Does this relate to the BP index?

Robyn said...

Didn't you know? Hongzhi is the 12th Century Master of the BP Index! He practically invented it!

Be the BQE said...

Possible title for your yoga book: Reaching 11: Beyond Butt Pain. (Note nod to Spinal Tap.)

Jan Morrison said...

love this in every way.

By the way, my deario, we went by your place this summer... well, on the t'other side of the water. What a glorious brilliant place is Bay of Islands. I so want to live in Larks Harbour. though here is also good - especially in the vast luminous brilliant emptiness way.