Seung Sahn

A Quote by Seung Sahn on clarity, mind, delusion, and attachment

Clear mind is like the full moon in the sky. Sometimes clouds come and cover it, but the moon is always behind them. Clouds go away, then the moon shines brightly. So don't worry about clear mind: it is always there. When thinking comes, behind it is clear mind. When thinking goes, there is only clear mind. Thinking comes and goes, comes and goes, You must not be attached to the coming or the going.

Seung Sahn

Source: www.heartlandsangha.org

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A Quote by Seung Sahn on clarity, dance, stillness, and water

The Great Way has no gate. Clear water has no taste. The tongue has no bone. In complete stillness, a stone girl is dancing.

Seung Sahn

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Seung Sahn on clarity, correction, life, mind, past, and reflection

In the past, kong-an (koan) practicing meant checking someone's enlightenment. Now we use kong-ans to make our lives correct. . . . You must use kong-ans to take away your opinions. When you take away your opinions, your mind is clear like space, which means from moment to moment you can reflect any situation and respond correctly and meticulously.

Seung Sahn

Source: a Zen teaching, 1992

Contributed by: Zaady

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