The Great Zen Master Ta Hui ~ 22

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event type discourse
date & time 25 Jul 1987 pm
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune
language English
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shorttitle TAHUI22
Reader of the sutras: Ma Prem Maneesha.
The sutra
Discriminating consciousness and wisdom
Constantly calculating and making plans, flowing along with birth and death, becoming afraid and agitated -- all these are sentiments of discriminating consciousness. Yet people studying the path these days do not recognize this disease, and just appear and disappear in its midst. In the teachings it's called acting according to discriminating consciousness, not according to wisdom. Thereby they obscure the scenery of the fundamental ground, their original face.
But if you can abandon it all at once, so you neither think nor calculate, then these very sentiments of discriminating consciousness are the subtle wisdom of true emptiness -- there is no other wisdom that can be attained. If there were something attained and something realized besides, then it wouldn't be right. It's like a person when he's deluded calling East, West, and when he's arrived at enlightenment, West is East -- there is no other East.
This subtle wisdom of the true emptiness is coeval with the great void: The void is not subject to being obstructed by things, nor does it hinder the coming and going of all things within it.


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