Mind and Mind Meet

Yutang Lin

Bodhidharma sat facing a wall for nine years
If it were intentional, how could he abided for so long
If it were unintentional, how come he did not enter Nirvana
Waiting for someone who could comprehend, so it was intentional
Receiving anyone who was ready for the help, so it was unintentional

Hui Ke stood in snow and cut off one arm to demonstrate his resolve
And then asked Master to pacify his mind

Bring me your mind
I could not find even a trace of it
I have pacified your mind completely

So, as long as you are willing to let your mind go
I will have a mind pacified
In Dharma, mind and mind meet
As simple and pure as such

Do you still want to let your mind go or not

Written in Chinese and translated on November 3, 2007
El Cerrito, California

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