Back in the 8th century, Nansen and Joshu had a conversation about ordinary mind. It was a problem then and it’s a problem now. What is this practice, how do I get there? Ordinary mind is the way. Chasing after it won’t work, ignoring it won’t work either; it’s just that it cannot be defiled. Whether you realize it or you don’t realize it, it will still be here. It’s not about finding something outside yourself; rather, the way is right here.
Myoan Grace, January 2013
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