zenguide.com random_koan - zen buddhism principles, practice, discussion forum, books and directory http://zenguide.com/ random_koan syndicated from zenguide.com en-us Copyright - forever - zenguide.com Tue, 31 May 2016 16:54:40 EDT zenguide.com http://zenguide.com/images/zen_guide_dot_com_logo_small.gif http://zenguide.com Objectivity and Subjectivity Things have never declared themselves empty, nor have they declared<br> themselves form; and they have not declared themselves right, wrong,<br> defiled or pure. Nor is there a mind that binds and fetters people.<br> It is just because people themselves give rise to vain and arbitrary<br> attachments that they create so many kinds of opinions, and give rise<br> to many various likes and fears.<br> Just understand that things do not originate of themselves. All of them<br> come into existence from your own single mental impulse of imagination<br> mistakenly clinging to appearances.<br> If you know that mind and objects fundamentally do not contact each other,<br> you will be set free on the spot. Everything in a state of quiescence right<br> where it is; this is the very site of enlightenment.<br><br> Ch'an master Pai-chang http://zenguide.com/zenmedia/index.cfm?id=340 Tue, 31 May 2016 16:54:43 EDT