Verses on Trust in Mind
And when no thing can give offense,
then all obstructions cease to be.
If all thought-objects disappear
the thinking subject drops away.
For things are things because of mind,
as mind is mind because of things.
These two are merely relative
and both at source are emptiness.
In emptiness these are not two
yet in each are contained all forms.
Once coarse and fine are seen no more,
then how can there be taking sides?
The Great Way is without limit,
beyond the easy and the hard.
But those who hold to narrow views
are fearful and irresolute;
their frantic haste just slows them down.
If you're attached to anything,
you surely will go far astray. Both gain and loss, and right and wrong—
once and for all get rid of them.
When you no longer are asleep,
all dreams will vanish by themselves.
If mind does not discriminate,
all things are as they are, as One.
To go to this mysterious Source
frees us from all entanglements.
When all is seen with “equal mind,”
to our self-nature we return.
This single mind goes right beyond
all reasons and comparison.
Seek movement and there's no-movement,
seek rest and no-rest comes instead.
When rest and no-rest cease to be
then even oneness disappears.
This ultimate finality’s
beyond all laws, can’t be described.
With single mind one with the Way,
all ego-centered strivings cease;
doubts and confusions disappear,
and so true faith pervades our life.
There is no thing that clings to us,
and nothing that is left behind.
Remaining in duality,
you'll never know of unity.
And not to know this unity
lets conflict lead you far astray.
When you assert that things are real,
you miss their true reality.
But to assert that things are void
also misses reality.
The more you talk and think on this
the further from the truth you'll be.
Cut off all useless thoughts and words
and there's nowhere you cannot go.
Returning to the root itself,
you'll find the meaning of all things.
If you pursue appearances,
you overlook the primal source.
Awakening is to go beyond
both emptiness as well as form.
All changes in this empty world
seem real because of ignorance.
Do not go searching for the truth,
just let those fond opinions go.
Abide not in duality,
refrain from all pursuit of it.
Just let go now of thinking mind
and all things are just as they are.
In essence nothing goes or stays.
See into the true self of things,
and you're in step with the Great Way,
thus walking freely, undisturbed.
But live in bondage to your thoughts,
and you will be confused, unclear.
This heavy burden weighs you down—
so why keep judging good and bad?
If you would walk the highest Way,
do not reject the sense domain.
For as it is, whole and complete,
this sense world is enlightenment.
The wise do not strive after goals,
but fools themselves in bondage put.
The One Way knows no differences,
the foolish cling to this and that.
To see great mind with thinking mind
is certainly a grave mistake.
From small mind come rest and unrest,
but mind awakened transcends both.
Delusion spawns dualities—
these dreams are merely flowers of air—
why work so hard at grasping them?
All's self revealing void and clear,
without exerting power of mind.
Thought cannot reach this state of truth,
here feelings are of no avail.
In this true world of Emptiness
both self and other are no more.
To enter this true empty world,
immediately affirm “not-two.”
In this “not-two” all is the same,
with nothing separate or outside.
The wise in all times and places
awaken to this primal truth.
The Way’s beyond all space, all time.
One instant is ten thousand years.
truth’s right before your very eyes.
Distinctions such as large and small
have relevance for you no more.
here limitations have no place.
What is is not, what is not is—
if this is not yet clear to you,
you're still far from the inner truth.
know this and all’s whole and complete.
When faith and Mind are not separate,
and not separate are Mind and faith,
this is beyond all words, all thought.