The Great Zen Master Ta Hui ~ 37

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event type discourse
date & time 20 Aug 1987 am
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 54min. Quality: good, but a constant noise.
Live music after the discourse.
online audio
video Available, duration 1h 53min. Quality: good.
online video
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online text find the PDF of this discourse
shorttitle TAHUI37
Reader of the sutras: Ma Prem Maneesha.
The sutra
A talk to the assembly (part three)
Don't remember what I've said, and consider it right. Today I speak this way, but then tomorrow I'll speak otherwise. As soon as you're thus, I am not thus; when you're not thus, then I am thus. Where will you search out my abiding place? Since I myself don't even know, how can anyone else find where I stay?
This is the living gate: You can enter only when you've put to death your fabricated "reality." Yet students consider paying homage to the Buddha, upholding the scriptures, and disciplining themselves in body, mouth, and mind, as their sustenance, hoping to find realization. What does this have to do with it? They are like fools intent on going West to get something in the East -- the farther they go, the farther away they are; the greater the hurry, the greater the delay. This is the gate of the great dharma: unconditioned, undefiled, without accomplishment. If you arouse the slightest notion of gaining experience of it, you are running off in the opposite direction. How can you hope for it, wanting to rely on some petty, contrived accomplishments?
It's not a forced action: The dharma is fundamentally like this. Don't take a liking to other people's marvels -- the marvelous misleads people.


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