The Great Way is
for those who are unattached to preferences.
When love and hate are both absent,
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however,
and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.
If you wish to see the Truth,
then hold no opinions for or against anything.
To set up what you like against what you
is the disease of the mind.
When the deep meaning of things is not
the mind's essential peace is disturbed to no
The Way is perfect like vast space
where nothing is lacking and nothing is in
Indeed, it is due to our choosing to accept or
that we do not see the true nature of things.
Live neither in the entanglements of outer
nor in inner feelings of emptiness.
Be serene in the oneness of things
and such erroneous views will disappear by
When you try to stop activity to achieve
your very effort fills you with activity.
As long as you remain in one extreme or the
you will never know oneness.
Those who do not live in the single Way
fail in both activity and passivity, assertion and
To deny the reality of things is to miss their
To assert the emptiness of things is to miss their
The more you talk and think about It,
the further astray you wander from Truth.
Stop talking and thinking
and there is nothing you will not be able to
To return to the root is to find the meaning,
but to pursue appearances is to miss the
At the moment of inner enlightenment
there is a going beyond appearance and
The changes that appear to occur in the empty
we call "real" only because of our ignorance.
Do not search for the Truth.
Only cease to cherish opinions.
Do not remain in the dualistic state.
Avoid such pursuits carefully.
If there is even a trace of this and that, of right
the mind-essence will be lost in confusion.
Although all dualities come from the One,
do not be attached even to this One.
When the mind exists undisturbed in the Way,
nothing in the world can offend,
and when a thing can no longer offend,
it ceases to exist in the old way.
When no discriminating thoughts arise,
the old mind ceases to exist.
When thought objects vanish,
the thinking subject vanishes,
as when the mind vanishes, objects vanish.
Things are objects because of the subject
The mind [subject] is such because of
Understand the relativity of these two
and the basic Reality, the Unity of emptiness.
In this emptiness the two are
and each contains in itself the whole world.
If you do not discriminate between coarse and
you will not be tempted to prejudice and
To live in the Great Way is neither easy nor
but those with limited views are fearful and
The faster they hurry, the slower they go,
and clinging [attachment] cannot be
Even to be attached to the idea of enlightenment is
to go astray.
Just let things be in their own way
and there will be neither coming nor going.
Obey the nature of things, your own nature,
and you will walk freely and undisturbed.
When thought is in bondage, the Truth is
for everything is murky and unclear,
and the burdensome practice of judging
brings annoyance and weariness.
What benefit can be derived from distinctions and
If you wish to move in the one Way,
do not dislike even the world of senses and
Indeed, to accept them fully
is identical with true enlightenment.
The wise man strives to no goals,
but the foolish man fetters himself.
There's one dharma, not many.
Distinctions arise from the clinging needs of the
To seek mind with the mind is the greatest of all
Rest and unrest derive from illusion.
With enlightenment there is no liking or
All dualities come from ignorant inference.
They are like dreams or flowers in air:
foolish to try to grasp them.
Gain and loss, right and wrong,
such thoughts must finally be abolished at
If the eye never sleeps, all dreams will naturally
If the mind makes no discriminations,
the ten thousand things are as they are, of single
To understand the
mystery of this One-essence
is to be released from all entanglements.
When all things are seen equally,
the timeless Self-essence is reached.
No comparisons or analogies are possible
in this causeless, relationless state.
Consider movement stationary and the stationary in
Both movement and rest disappear.
When such dualities cease to exist,
oneness itself cannot exist.
To this Ultimate Finality no law or description
For the unified mind in accord with the Way
all self-centred striving ceases.
Doubts and irresolutions vanish,
and life in true faith is possible.
With a single stroke we are freed from bondage.
Nothing clings to us and we hold to nothing.
All is empty, clear, self-illuminating,
with no exertion of the mind's power.
Here thought, feeling, knowledge and imagination
are of no value.
In this world of suchness
there is neither self nor other-than-self.
To come directly into harmony with this reality
just simply say when doubts arise, "Not two".
In this "not two" nothing is separate,
nothing is excluded.
No matter when or where,
enlightenment means entering this Truth,
and this Truth is beyond extension or diminution in
time or space.
In it a single thought is ten thousand years.
Emptiness here, emptiness there,
but the infinite universe stands,
always before your eyes,
infinitely large and infinitely small:
no difference, for definitions have vanished
and no boundaries are seen.
So too with being and non-being.
Don't waste time in doubts and arguments
that have nothing to do with enlightenment.
One thing, all things:
move among and intermingle
To live in this realisation
is to be without anxiety about non-perfecton.
To live in this faith is the road to
because the non-dual is one with the trusting
The Way is beyond language,
for in it there is