Excerpt From The Hsin-Hsing Ming of The Third Zen Ancestor

'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.'

John reads an excerpt from the very beautiful and truly insightful Hsin-Hsing Ming 'Verses on The Faith Mind.' Written in the sixth century by Seng-ts'an - the 3rd Zen Ancestor, the text is the first clear statement of Zen to be written. This wonderful translation is by the late Richard B. Clarke. 

If you enjoy this reading please check out the full text which is published as a beautiful pamphlet by White Pine Press.