"Phenomena ever change; the underlying principle, being absolute, neither changes nor acts; it is the Bhutatathata (sanskrit, "suchness of existence")
When we see a flag streaming in the wind, we know that, in theory, only the mind moves and not the wind or the flag. In practice, we cannot deny that the wind blows and the flag moves. We know also that in theory mind, wind and flag are but one undivided whole.
Now, how can we have an experiential realization of this sameness? If we fail to experience it, we will also fail in our self-cultivation. This is the most important phase of the meditation, which can be achieved only if we put an end to our feelings and discrimination."
Ch'an Master Hsu Yun
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