Zen wants us to live here and now. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is not here, we say. And yet as much as that is true, it is not true.
Monthly Archives: November 2013
Studying some texts of Huang-Po, (from Classics of Buddhism and Zen, vol.1, page 290, by Thomas Cleary) when it hits me:
Buddhas, sentient beings, and the one mind are no different, like space without adulteration or corruption, like the orb of the sun illumining the four quarters. When the sun rises, its light pervades the land, but space is never bright. When the sun sets, darkness covers the land, but space is never dark.