Hsin-hsin Ming: Verses on the Faith-Mind - Seng-ts'an, Third Chinese Patriarch
Xinxin Ming, the Most Ancient Text of Zen Buddhism?
Two translations, both from Richard B. Clarke
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Source of the first translation: http://www.mendosa.com/way.html
Youtube - recitation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziyOtfJ0Ch8
[From the Ten Bulls, #10. Return to Society
Collection of various translations
Nothing to remove, nothing to add ~ Maitreya
Therein is nothing to remove (reject / negate / abandon / not-do in absolute terms)
And thereto not the slightest thing to add (accept / affirm / seek / do in absolute terms).
The perfect truth viewed perfectly
And perfectly beheld is liberation.
quoted in the book "Finding Rest in Illusion: The Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1"
Beyond good and evil ~ Milarepa
Comprehending beyond good and evil
opens the way to perfect skill.
Experiencing the DISSOLUTION of duality,
you embrace the highest view.
quoted in the book Songs of Spiritual Experience: Tibetan Buddhist Poems of Insight and Awakening
Milarepa’s Song of the Three Nails
All conceptual thoughts are free in being dharmakāya,
The luminous clarity of the Awareness [of one’s dharmakāya nature] is the condition of bliss,
Thus, settle and rest naturally in this uncontrived state.
All is neither false nor true,
Like the moon’s reflection in water, say the wise.
The ordinary mind is none other than
The dharmadhātu, the buddha nature (it is also the Ground).
-- Rangjung Dorje
From Karmapa Rangjung Dorje, The Treatise Called "Revealing the Essence of the Tathāgatas"
Via: Naturally Liberating Whatever You Meet
A Concise Instruction for Realizing the Nature of Mind
by Khenpo Gangshar
The nature of mind is simply the mind itself left in an unaltered state.
~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Thoughts are mind-itself.
If you wish to abandon them,
they will increase.
Since they are unborn,
they should not be rejected.
Complete acceptance ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
The everyday practice is simply to develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions, and to all people, experiencing everything totally without mental reservations and blockages, so that one never withdraws or centralizes into oneself.
– Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
quoted in the book "The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times"
Play of emptiness ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
All thoughts, perceptions, and physical sensations
are, according to buddhism, momentary expressions (appearances / display) of the infinite possibility of emptiness (as the Ground).
– Mingyur Rinpoche
from the book "The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness"
"In terms of stillness and realisation, do not place a higher emphasis on stillness, for stillness occurs even when you faint, when you are intoxicated, and when you are deep asleep; it is not realisation."
There is no wisdom higher than present mind itself ~ Ponlop Rinpoche
The mistaken ideas about the essence arise from fixated attachment that solidifies the present mind as being negative. You believe that noble and positive wisdom will be attained only if present mind is relinquished. This is a mistaken idea in the Mahamudra tradition, because there is no wisdom higher than present mind itself.
– Ponlop Rinpoche
"𝗦𝗼, 𝗶𝘁’𝘀 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝘁𝘆 𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀."
~ Ŧoƞpa Ɉoƞ
"𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗰𝗼-𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆"
~ Ŧoƞpa Ɉoƞ
Perceiving everything in its natural purity ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
All appearances are understood as being dharmakaya.
We perceive everything in its natural purity,
and there is nothing we can call impure.
-- Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
from the book Zurchungpa's Testament
The union of samsara and nirvana ~ Padmasambhava
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝘀𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗰 𝗲𝘅𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳, there is no awakened state to accomplish apart form that. Once you realize this, samsara and nirvana are not two.
An Aspiration to The Great Perfection ~ Dudjom Rinpoche
May we gain conviction in 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄, 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝘀𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗶𝗿𝘃𝗮𝗻𝗮 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝗺𝗲 (𝗨𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗻). May we have consummate skill in meditation, a natural flow unaltered, uncontrived. May we bring our action to perfection, a natural, unintended, spontaneity. May we find the dharmakaya, beyond all gaining and rejection.
-- Dudjom Rinpoche
The assertion “not thinking anything” is a denial of wisdom, the very characteristic of pure discernment. Since the root of pure wisdom is pure discernment, if you reject discernment you are abandoning the wisdom that transcends samsara, as you have cut it from the root.
-- Tulku Thondup, October 2 2020
The alternation of thoughts ~ Minling Terchen Gyurme Dorje
The alternation of thoughts
Of happiness and suffering, desire and aversion,
𝗜𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆
𝗢𝗳 𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱.
Without altering whatever arises,
Look at its nature,
And you will perceive it as great bliss.
-- Minling Terchen Gyurme Dorje
quoted in the book On the Path to Enlightenment: Heart Advice from the Great Tibetan Masters
Yeshe Tsogyal's Retreat Song
𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁
𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱’𝘀 𝗺𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆.
In the spacious expanse,
I see nothing to fear.
It is just reflexive radiance
Of mind’s clear light, and nothing else.
Hence there’s no reason to react.
All activity is my adornment.
Therefore, better to rest silently
In meditative absorption.
~ Yeshe Tsogyal
Essence of all our experiences ~ Mingyur Rinpoche
Whatever we experience is in essence an expression
of the fundamentally unlimited potential of our buddhanature.
– Mingyur Rinpoche
from the book "Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom"
The bliss of directly abiding in the true mind and its inseparable displays - 053
Although it may not be realized, primordial wisdom dwells within the obscuring emotions that invade and condition the mind. Just as the pure water that flows underground cannot be seen on the surface, within the realm of obscuring emotions and confusion, the great primordial wisdom remains unchanged.
(i.e. And do not think they are two different / separate things, one good and one bad.)
~Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche