Moment to Moment

“If you can put to rest
The mind that frantically seeks
From moment to moment,
You will be no different from old Shakyamuni Buddha.”

~ Lin Chi, founder of the Linji school of Chán Buddhism during Tang Dynasty China: “Linji’s teachings encouraged people to have faith that their natural spontaneous mind is the true Buddha-Mind, and to enter simply and wholeheartedly into every activity. When his students told him they were searching for deliverance from this world, he would ask them, “If you are delivered from this world, where else is there to go?”

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