People who really have their minds on the Way.
Do not forget work on the fundamental.
No matter what they are doing.
Yet if they still distinguish this work from ordinary activities,
even as they do them together, they will naturally be concerned
about being distracted by activities and forgetting the meditation work.
This is because of viewing things as outside the mind.
Look for Buddha outside your own mind,
and Buddha becomes the devil.
What is this mind?
Who is hearing these sounds?
Do not mistake any state for
but continue to ask yourself even more intensely,
what is it that hears?
The mind like a glass of cloudy water.
If you want to clarify the water,
stop shaking, stirring, and fussing.
The question isn’t who’s right.
You’re simply seeing things from different points of view.
Delusions and attachments consisting of self-centered
and conceptual thinking obscure the living fact.
The Zen path is devoted to clearing away these obstructions
and seeing into true nature.