The Terrible Twos

hsin hsin ming

 

From Hsin Hsin Ming

The Great Way is not difficult
for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however,
and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.
If you wish to see the truth
then hold no opinions for or against anything.
To set up what you like against what you dislike
is the disease of the mind.
When the deep meaning of things is not understood
the mind’s essential peace is disturbed to no avail.

The Way of the Unborn is easy when one discharges all manner of aberrations from the discriminatory mind. When the empty voices of love and hate are both silenced, All shines clearly in the transparent Light of Suchness. When mind makes the slightest movement then both heaven and hell intrude upon the reverie of the Eternal Satisfaction. The Truth is neither for nor against but resiliently rests on the Other Shore of Quiescent Stillness. Simply drop the search for meaning in all things and your disease will be cured. Mind’s Essential and Unified Stature is untouched and unsullied by the terrible-twos.

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