return to the beginning of the Xin Xin Ming
     Obey the nature of things (your own nature),
     and you will walk freely and undisturbed.
     When thought is in bondage the truth is hidden,
     for everything is murky and unclear,
     and the burdensome practice of judging brings annoyance and weariness.
     What benefit can be derived from distinctions and separations?
    
     If you wish to move in the One Way
     do not dislike even the world of senses and ideas.
     Indeed, to accept them fully
     is identical with true Enlightenment.
     The wise man strives to no goals
     but the foolish man fetters himself.
     This is one Dharma, not many: distinctions arise
     from the clinging needs of the ignorant.
     To seek Mind with the (discriminating) mind
     is the greatest of all mistakes.
    
     Rest and unrest derive from illusion;
     with enlightenment there is no liking and disliking.
     All dualities come from
     ignorant inference.
     They are like dreams of flowers in the air:
     foolish to try to grasp them.
     Gain and loss, right and wrong:
     such thoughts must finally be abolished at once.
    
     If the eye never sleeps,
     all dreams will naturally cease.
     If the mind makes no discriminations,
     the ten thousand things are as they are, of single essence.
     To understand the mystery of this One-essence
     is to be release from all entanglements.
     When all things are seen equally
     the timeless Self-essence is reached.
     No comparisons or analogies are possible
     in this causeless, relationless state.
    
     Consider movement stationary and the stationary in motion,
     both movement and rest disappear.
     When such dualities cease to exist
     Oneness itself cannot exist.
     To this ultimate finality
     no law or description applies.
    
     For the unified mind in accord with the Way
     all self-centered straining ceases.
     Doubts and irresolution's vanish
調      and life in true faith is possible.
     With a single stroke we are freed from bondage;
     nothing clings to us and we hold to nothing.
     All is empty , clear, self-illuminating,
     with no exertion of the mind's power.
     Here thought, feeling, knowledge, and imagination
     are of no value.
     In this world of Suchness
     there is neither self nor other-than-self
    
     To come directly into harmony with this reality
     just simply say when doubt arises, 'Not two.'
     In this 'no two' nothing is separate,
     nothing excluded.
     No matter when or where,
     enlightenment means entering this truth.
     And this truth is beyond extension or diminution in time or space;
     in it a single thought is ten thousand years.
    
     Emptiness here, Emptiness there,
     but the infinite universe stands always before your eyes.
     Infinitely large and infinitely small;
     no difference, for definitions have vanished
    
     and no boundaries are seen.
     So too with Being
     and non-Being.
     Don't waste time in doubts and arguments
     that have nothing to do with this.
    
     One thing, all things:
     move among and intermingle, without distinction.
     To live in this realization
     is to be without anxiety about non-perfection.
     To live in this faith is the road to non-duality,
     Because the non-dual is one with the trusting mind.
    
     Words! The Way is beyond language,
     for in it there is no yesterday, no tomorrow, no today.

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