Koans of the Way of Reality: Yangshan's Enlightenment
When we are children, we are often intrigued by what we cannot know, by the ungraspable mysteries of life. As adults we can recapture this sense of adventure through our practice of Zen Buddhism, where we are instructed to look directly into the unfathomable. Entering into such mysteries with all our heart is a delicious process that electrifies ourselves and our spiritual search. But how do we conceive of the inconceivable? We need to study the self, to really become familiar with who we are and how we use our minds. According to Master Guishan, when thoughts are exhausted you arrive at the source, the fundamental ground of being and its spring of inexhaustible virtues.