"Zen Master Seung Sahn says that try mind is already enlightened mind. So only sit, only try, only go straight, don't know. These days I think try mind is the most important thing there is, the only thing we have that's substantial. What else have you got to hold on to? This life? This feeling? This attainment, no attainment? How can you hold that? How can you hold clear eyes? Maybe you got enlightenment, how do you hold that? Nothing's guaranteed. Everything's always changing. You cannot hold your life. 'Coming empty-handed, going empty-handed, that is human.' That means we cannot hold anything."
Zen Buddhist websites, news, and discussion
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Interesting talk with brief discussion afterwards: