Friday, September 25, 2015

Wu Hsin - Drinking tea with a fork

You want to use your intellect to understand,
but this is like drinking tea with a fork.
You want to escape your prison,
but haven’t discerned that the thinking
you’re in prison is the prison.

You have failed to realize
that all your running after is,
in fact, running away.

Any reinforcement of the idea of a searching entity
is movement away from what you claim you want.

As a person, your existence is momentary.
In another moment, you might easily become
what amounts to another person.

Remove the attention from what is personal
and what reveals itself is The Source,
without which neither light nor darkness
could be cognized.


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