‘If people question you about principles, if they ask about being, reply with nonbeing; if they ask about nonbeing, reply with being. If they ask about the ordinary, reply with the holy; if they ask about the holy, reply with the ordinary; the two paths are relative to each other, producing the principle of the middle way. As with one question and answer, do the same for other questions, and you won’t lose the principle.’ (The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch)

Hui-neng rather lets the cat out of the bag with this one…

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Each time I passed this sign by my mother’s mobile home in Hereford, I thought that any self-respecting Buddhist blogger would take a picture to illustrate a point…

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