from The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch

Nowhere is there anything true;

Don’t try to see the True in any way.

If you try to see the True,

Your seeing will be in no way true.

if you yourself would gain the True,

Separate from the false; there the mind is true.

If the mind itself does not separate from the false,

There is no True. What place is there for it to be?

-translation by Philip Yampolsky


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