Revealing the nature
the buddha has sympathy for the suffering of common people
kindness and compassion are for them
the flowers in the sky remain in their shaded eyes
in the empty chamber dust does not alight
freed from death and pitying those with pride
untying the entanglement and showing the knotted towel
fundamentally there’s no form
once moved and they’ll be divergent
Note; Flowers in sky = delusion (Diamond Sutra)
Empty chanber =Zen or Chan mind (6th patriach sutra)
Knotted towel = attatchments (Suranghama sutra)
Hearing whispers from the window.
Unable to see transcendent beings expound Dharma.
How would you know the mundane radiates light?
Quiet whispers revealing the message.
Help me ascend and flourish.
Translations by Master Fa Tong