unable to keep silent sentient beings speak
unable to set aside compassion Buddhas speak
fen yang understood questioning
declamation of autumn leaves
the fragility of ( and the melt at water’s edge.
a single crystal
of ice )
the stream of karmas gyroscopic craving 12 links produce
self preservation as opinion
the unstruck sound words unravel and reveal
the Buddha’s speech
few people have faith in Buddha Mind, (remaining
if they did they would change their whole lives with fenyang’s
with compelling clarity.
Love abounds in all things, excels from the depths to beyond the stars, is lovingly disposed to all things. She has given the king on high the kiss of peace. - Hildegard of Bingen
From Fenyang’s (947-1024) Five States “Coming from within the absolute is lotus flowers blooming on parched ground--their golden calyxes and silver stems are bathed in jade dewdrops. The eminent monk does not sit on the phoenix pedestal. The relative within the absolute--the moon is bright at midnight, the sun must greet the dawn. The absolute within the relatives: hair tip becomes a huge tree, a drop of water becomes a river. Arriving in both-spirit does not come from heaven or earth; how can heroism depend on the four seasons for its impulse? Simultaneous realization-the jade woman casts the shuttle on the whirring loom, the stone man beats the drum, boom boom.”
The moth wishes to unite with the flame thinking this is a source of happiness. Each of the 4 states, waking, dreaming, deep sleep, desire is the shaped form of a delusion. The state of desire, in this human desire realm, is the shape of the delusion that what we long so profoundly for is to be found in externally. In the delusion free expanse AwarenessAppearance are a single whole innately pervaded by bliss without the seeds of ever falling back into suffering. How terribly sad is delusion. - t.k.
Talk, talk, it's only talk ... the actual practice of Dharma takes very little talk, very few teachings. It is the refusal to practice Dharma, the resistance to doing what what must be done, the willful ignorance and laziness that account for the enormous amount of Dharma talk.
Words have no intrinsic meaning; they are simply empty sounds in the air or scribbled lines on paper. Mind imbues them with meaning in accord with our knowledge. Appearance is the illusory play of mind’s ink on the paper of Dharmakaya - imbued with meanings in accord with our karmas. – t.k.