Crystal clear: Zen practice instructions from Yuanwu

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Just do not give birth to a single thought: let go and become crystal clear.

As soon as any notions of right and wrong and self and others and gain and loss are present, do not follow them off.

Then you will be personally studying with your own true enlightened teacher.

Yuanwu (1063-1135)

Taken from ‘Zen Letters: The Teachings of Yuanwu’ p. 50

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2 thoughts on “Crystal clear: Zen practice instructions from Yuanwu

  1. This is OK as an aspiration and a mind-training exercise but I don’t see how one can go through life making no judgements at all. Perhaps the point is not to make angry judgements.

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