In the hall outside, as you go up the red stairs, there is a calligraphy that I read every time I come here. It says 'Buddha went to Snow Mountain. Sat. Don't Know. Six years passed. Saw bright star, got Enlightenment. Without thinking, full universe.'
But what is this don't-know? Just this don't-know is not don't-know. Just don't-know is primary point. If you get that primary point, then you will be the same as Buddha, same as God, same as sun, moon, stars, sky. Then next, river becomes river; mountain becomes mountain. Water is wet; snow is cold. Do you like that?
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Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Short sweet Dharma talk, here's a slice: