Yen Shou

‘Turning against present awareness, you lose the essence of your own mind; pursuing comparative and wrong awareness, you falsely recognize external sense-objects. All day long you use mind to grasp mind, use illusion to take illusion as an object.’ (quoted in Swampland Flowers)

As I was typing this out, at the end of a long day, feeling sleepy, I thought how many of these admonitions boil down to ‘this is wrong, and its opposite is also wrong.’ What option does this leave us, except for fluidity, not holding to either side? Then let go of that idea too, before it gets sticky.

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