How to tell whether something really is your Real Mind or not – The Buddha in the Shurangama Sutra

Essence of Buddhism writes: In the Shurangama Sutra, the Buddha starts off by saying that people who undertake spiritual cultivation but fail to realize ultimate enlightenment all fail because they don’t understand 2 fundamentals roots – the 2 different types of mind.  They only think that there is 1 type of mind – their thoughts … Read more »

Bamboo

The wind whistles in the bamboo and the bamboo dances. When the wind stops the bamboo grows still. A silver bird flies over the autumn lake. When it has passed, the lake’s surface does not try to hold onto the image of the bird. ~ Dhyana master Huong Hai (1627-1715) translated by Thich Nhat Hanh