Within each of us, there exist the murmur of yearning for a spiritual quest to find the meaning of life. There are endless external and internal distractions and diversions that hinder our quest for spiritual knowledge and Inner Peace. We must embrace the murmur inside ourselves and embark on the discovery for knowledge and live in Zen, so that we may return to our timeless inner peace.
It is by realizing our own repeating reality and recognizing our bias and subjectivity that we can defeat our afflicted intellectual conscious and instead face actual Reality with our innate Inner Light. We are empowered to free ourselves from life’s sufferings. We ultimately hold the key to our own liberation.
We hold the key to freedom from the inner prison of our mind. We can set ourselves free by breaking down the outer Karmic world’s prison walls of duality and Karmic perpetuations. We should all live with the teaching of Sám Hói by Master Hui Neng, the sixth patriach of Zen. Sấm Hối facilitates our spiritual evolution so that we may return to our innate Original No-Mind.
Our Inner Light is similar to the transcendental potential of the lotus seed. We each have the ability to harness our innate potentiality, so that we can differentiate between the light of veracity and truth, from the darkness of distortion and fiction.
Living with the Original No-Mind, our thought flow seamlessly without blockage and interruption. Within the thought flow, the mind does not become emotionally affixed to any one arising thought to hinder the objectivity of awareness. We exist at the enduring Zen state of meditation…the state of Timeless Inner Peace.
Dzung is the willful determination and fearlessness to continuously advance onward and forward. Along the Zen life path, there are endless diversion, distractions, and temptations. With Dzung, we can triumph and prevail over both our inner and outer challenges.
Living in Zen is living with the objective clarity of the Original No-Mind. We live with the Inner Light, at full illumination, and harmoniously respond to the outer circumstances with an all embracing universal altruism.
For most of us, the phrase “sitting in meditation” refers to the practice of physically sitting still and and re-focusing our attention to the present moment. Living with the true Zen meaning of sitting in meditation, we effortlessly exist at inner peace while at rest and while in motion. Within the true state of sitting in mediation, we live within the life stream at full awareness and adaptively respond to the life circumstances with our Inner Light and an universal compassion.