The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Secrets on Cultivating the Mind

Section 21

If you have sufficient faith and your doubts suddenly vanish, you will display the will of a great man and generate authentic vision and understanding; if you know its taste for yourself, arrive at the stage of self-affirmation [and thus gain understanding of your true nature], then this is the experience of the understanding-awakening achieved by those who have cultivated the mind. Since no further steps or sequences are involved, it is called “sudden.” Therefore it is said, “When in the cause—faith—one meshes without the slightest degree of error with all the qualities of the fruition—buddhahood—faith is achieved.”