1. From the profound and wondrous original nature which is eternal, never give rise to views of death or extinction. This is the precept of No Killing. 2. From the profound and wondrous original nature which is ungraspable, know that one can possess nothing. This is the precept of No Stealing.
If one can relinquish the false and turn to the true, fix the mind in “wall meditation11”, understand that there are neither self nor others12, that mortals and saints13 are equal and one—abiding this way14 without wavering, clinging not even to the scriptures15, then one is implicitly in accord16 with the Principle.
The Buddha described the world as an unending flux of becoming. All is changeable, continuous transformation
Practicing Buddhism does not have to grasp to forms which is the performance of discrimination(vikalpa).
The union of ideal and reality is difficult. As a Buddhist disciple, we also hope to be able to live in the caves or put up a shed, practicing in the tranquil woods.
There is a saying about monks in society: so long as on remains a monk one goes on tolling the bell. If one could really insist on striking the bell each day