Don’t Look Back
The past is already past. Don’t try to regain it.
Don’t think there is something more important to do than what you are doing right now.
Don’t worry about outcome.
The more I practice Zen Buddhism the more mind-boggling it is. I mean that literally. Zen Buddhism boggles the mind, expanding awareness in unfathomable ways. To practice Zen is to live aware of a changing world where nothing remains. If practiced in sincerity, it liberates.
I recommend it.
I especially recommend it for those who are seeking the high aim of knowing the Buddha-Mind, the Christ-Mind, the God-Mind – the Source by many unsayable, nameless names.
But remember – Zen requires all of you. Every speck. Nothing can be left out for later – it requests that you make a commitment of intimacy with yourself and the bright, luminous teachings – for those who have a high aim, a teacher is recommended; for those who don’t, well, carry on until you are struck with the high aim. But don’t give up. The Awakened Big-Mind is calling you.
Come and taste the Truth of the ever-present manifestation of the mystery afoot.
No matter how many mistakes are made, how many times you veer off – hurt yourself or others – compromise your rectitude – drift off into self-centeredness – don’t let that hinder your willingness to respond.
Find out who you truly are.
Forget your mistakes. Mistakes are traps keeping you from knowing who you truly are. In the midst of whatever comes – in all the struggles of life – Awakened Big-Mind ceaselessly awakens everyone.
Me and yes, you.
I encourage you to seek what you love, wide-open – without any intent to get something. Be sincere in your seeking. Sincerity will protect you while the power of thunder from above shows you your original nature.
May you be Happy, Safe from Harm and Peaceful in Mind.
May the merit of this practice benefit all beings.
Don’t give up.
Happy New Year
Author: Fa Shi Lao Yue
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