Master Fenyang said, “when you are deluded and full of doubt, even a thousand books of scripture are still not enough.”
Who isn’t deluded? Constant mind chatter. We are so conditioned to watch the movie, we see nothing in its true being. Wrapped up in illusions, resentments and desires of our imaginings we are unavailable to see what is actually happening unfold.
“When you have realized understanding, even one word is already too much “. Now I have said too much.
“Zen is communicated personally, through mental recognition. It is not handed in directly by written word”.
Am I my mind? Ask this question with every thought. You may discover that the I appears to be completely solid and real. “Appears” is the key; if the I is the mind, there is no sense in saying ” my mind”. “When you suddenly realize the source of the mind, you open a box of jewels”.