' Freed from bondage '...


For the Realized mind at one with the Way
all self-centered striving ceases.

Doubts and irresolutions vanish
and the Truth is confirmed in you.

With a single stroke you are freed from bondage;
nothing clings to you and you hold to nothing.

All is empty, clear, self-illuminating,
with no need to exert the mind.

Here, thinking, feeling, understanding, and imagination
are of no value.

In this world "as it really is"
there is neither self nor other-than-self.




- Seng-ts'an, Third Zen Patriarch

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