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    Hsin Hsin Ming: The Book of Nothing


    Hsin Hsin Ming: The Book of Nothing


    CHAPTER 1

    The Great Way
    21 October 1974 am in Buddha Hall


    THE GREAT WAY IS NOT DIFFICULT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NO PREFERENCES.
    WHEN LOVE AND HATE ARE BOTH ABSENT EVERYTHING BECOMES CLEAR AND
    UNDISGUISED.
    MAKE THE SMALLEST DISTINCTION, HOWEVER, AND HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE SET
    INFINITELY APART.
    IF YOU WISH TO SEE THE TRUTH THEN HOLD NO OPINION FOR OR AGAINST.
    THE STRUGGLE OF WHAT ONE LIKES AND WHAT ONE DISLIKES IS THE DISEASE OF THE
    MIND.

    WE WILL BE ENTERING the beautiful world of a Zen Master’s no-mind. Sosan is the third Zen
    Patriarch. Nothing much is known about him – this is as it should be, because history records
    only violence. History does not record silence – it cannot record it. All records are of disturbance.
    Whenever someone becomes really silent, he disappears from all records, he is no more a part of
    our madness. So it is as it should be.

    Sosan remained a wandering monk his whole life. He never stayed anywhere; he was always
    passing, going, moving. He was a river; he was not a pond, static. He was a constant movement.
    That is the meaning of Buddha’s wanderers: not only in the outside world but in the inside world also
    they should be homeless – because whenever you make a home you become attached to it. They
    should remain rootless; there is no home for them except this whole universe.

    Even when it was recognized that Sosan had become enlightened, he continued his old beggar’s
    way. And nothing was special about him. He was an ordinary man, the man of Tao.

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