When Yang-shan Hui-chi (807-883), as a young monk, paid a visit to the Ch'an master Hsing-k'ung, there was a monk who asked Hsing-k'ung:
-What is the meaning of the Patriarch's coming from the West?
Posted on Sep.23.2013 @ 01:41AM EDTbyleoj99
Zen is Mind Detox. I think almost all people never thought to detox their mind. There are many who are concious of detoxifying their body but never the mind. They think there are no toxins in the mind.
The most potent toxins are in the mind. And most of them are what they call Divine, Noble, Almighty, Immortal. the most toxic toxins in the mind. It is difficult to detox. If one is talking and talking whether zen or spiritual - these are signs of toxins in the mind...LOL