Monday, August 12, 2013

Taoist and Buddhist Tweets 40


Drop the desire for enlightenment
and then you are "not-I"
and you regain your original face.

Anyone seeking enlightenment is of course not enlightened.
Nor could anyone ever be enlightened,
as on enlightenment, there is no I.
"I seeking enlightenment" is bound.
"Enlightened" is no-I, free.

So drop the idea you could ever achieve,
as that achiever is not even possibly real.
Drop the idea of an achieving entity 
so there is no longer a desirer;
and then you reach the non-I,
and there is enlightenment...

You can check out Ta-Wan's other musings here.

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