The Great Zen Master Ta Hui ~ 35

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event type discourse
date & time 19 Aug 1987 am
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 50min. Quality: good.
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shorttitle TAHUI35
Reader of the sutras: Ma Prem Maneesha.
The sutra
A talk to the assembly (part one)
Do you want to attain true one suchness of mind and objects? It requires an abrupt, complete break: Pick out the one inside your skull that's doing the false thinking, take the eighth consciousness, and cut it off with one blow.
Haven't you read master Yen T'ou's saying? "As soon as there's something considered important, it becomes a nest."
All of you people have spent your whole lives inquiring after this matter -- without any attainment -- sitting in your nests your whole lives without being able to come out, totally unaware of your error. Those who've become infatuated with the words and phrases of the ancients take amazing words and subtle phrases as their nest. Those who take delight in the verbal meaning of the scriptures take the scriptures as their nest.
All the above have things they consider important where their infatuations lie. Lacking the qualities of great men of power to step back and recognize their error, they think of what they consider important as extraordinary, as wondrous and subtle, as peace and security, as the ultimate, as liberation.
For those who entertain such thoughts, even if Buddha appeared in the world, it would be to no avail. With nothing considered important, naturally you're full of rawboned power, without desire or dependence, and master of the dharma.


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