April 30, 2009


The substance of the mind is nothing
other than the substance of the universe
Thoughts of joy:
Auspicious stars and promising clouds.
Thoughts of anger:
Rattling thunder and violent gales.
Thoughts of benevolence:
Soft winds and sweet dew.
Thoughts of severity:
Hot summer days and autumn frosts.
Which of these could be diminished?
It is necessary only to follow their rise and their decrease,
To be fully open and to put up no barriers.
In this way you become one substance with the origin of the universe.

___Hung Ying-ming
Selection from The Roots of Wisdom Saikontan/Trans.by William Scott Wilson___

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