The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Sūtra in Forty-Two Sections

Section 40

The Buddha said, “A śramaṇa practicing the way should avoid being like an ox turning a millstone, whose body may be going through the motions of walking the path, but whose mind is not. If one is practicing the way with one’s mind, what is the use of going through the motions of ‘practicing the way’?”