The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Secrets on Cultivating the Mind

Section 16

Question: For people like us, what is this mind of void and calm, numinous awareness?
Chinul: What has just asked me this question is precisely your mind of void and calm, numinous awareness. Why don’t you trace back its radiance rather than looking for it outside? For the benefit of people like you, I will now point straight to your original mind so that you can awaken. You should clear your minds and listen to my words.
From morning to evening, throughout the twelve periods of the day, during all your actions and activities―whether you are hearing or seeing, laughing or talking, angry or happy, engaging in propriety or impropriety―speak! Ultimately who is it that is able to perform all these actions?