Like a lightning bolt, each moment arises and passes. Constantly preoccupied with our chattering minds, we miss the moment and then it's gone forever. If we use only our discursive thoughts to guide us, we miss the rich subtleties that surround us. We need to understand that our lives can't be known solely through our intellects, and that we each possess a treasure of inner resources with which to navigate life. But how do we discover and realize this mind which cannot be found? If we devote our whole body and mind to understanding who we are, we can finally know the truth about our minds and fully realize our one precious life.
by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei
Blue Cliff Record, Case 37:
Panshan's There is Nothing in the World