‘By keeping mindful of the matter of birth and death, your mental technique is already correct. Once the mental technique is correct, then you won’t need to use effort to clear your mind as you respond to circumstances in your daily activities. When you don’t actively try to clear out your mind, then you won’t go wrong; since you don’t go wrong, correct mindfulness stands out alone. When correct mindfulness stands out alone, inner truth adapts to phenomena; when inner truth adapts to events and things, events and things come to fuse with their inner truth. When phenomena fuse with their inner truth, you save power; when you feel the saving, this is the empowerment of studying the Path. In gaining power you save unlimited power; in saving power you gain unlimited power.’ (Swampland Flowers)
The time, and the expression, is different, but I think he is saying the same thing as Shinshu’s post from yesterday.
2 thoughts on “Tahui”
Hi Shundo: Thank you for your daily messages. I love the variety and focus you present. Always interesting and a pleasure.
I have been thinking about sending you a few words that you might find useful. Thought I would select a few passages but its is all so great. You can select any words you find of use.
Also included with this message are a few pages from a book of his father’s talks, produced by Alan Watts son.
The second is a chapter from You Are Still Here on “nonopposition”, a book of Kyogen Carlson’s talks.
Both wonderful representations of the dharma. I hope you can use them. a.
Hi Alan, it’s lovely to hear from you, and I am glad to hear you enjoy this offering. Please feel free to send on passages you think people would enjoy.