By Seng-ts'an

ISBN-10: 1935210599

ISBN-13: 9781935210597

"The wonderful means isn't tricky should you don't have any preferences."—Seng-ts'an

The Hsin Hsin Ming, Verses at the Faith-Mind by way of Seng-ts'an, the 3rd chinese language patriarch of Zen, is taken into account to be the 1st chinese language Zen record. Lucidly translated right here by means of Richard B. Clarke, it is still probably the most widely-admired and stylish of Zen writings, and is as appropriate this present day because it was once whilst it was once written. In a global the place pressure turns out unavoidable, Seng-ts'an's phrases express us how you can be absolutely conscious of every one second.

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Il disait : « Même s’il faut de la graisse de chien pour guérir une blessure, qu’on aille chercher de la graisse de chien ! » Et on convoqua Kyungpo-Gyosé. Quand Gyosé arriva près de la demeure du dém on, il se dressa avec fierté et cria d’une voix forte : « C’est moi Kyungpo-Gyosé qui viens. Je mangerai la chair des dém ons et je boirai leur sang. Attendez! » Parlant ainsi, il avança rapidem ent. Comme il approchait, le démon fut épouvanté et il jetait ces cris de frayeur : « Père Mila! Père Mila !

Ce pro­ verbe s'appliquait bien à nous, mère et enfants. Autrefois, du tem ps que notre père Mila-Tropbée-deSagesse était là, tous, forts ou faibles, épiaient si nos visages étaient silencieux, souriants ou som bres. Après que l’oncle et la tante furent riches com m e des rois, c’est leur visage souriant ou som bre qu'on regardait. Les homm es disaient en critiquant ma mère : « 11 est bien vrai le proverbe: A riche mari, fem m e habile. A laine douce, bon drap. M aintenant que le mari n’est plus là, il en est selon le proverbe.

Toi seul m 'as donné ton corps, ta parole et ton cœur. Je vais rapidem ent examiner tes dires. » Il y avait alors chez le lama un moine plus rapide à la 6a LE POÈTE T I B É T A I N M I L A R É P A course que le cheval et plus fort que l'éléphant. Le lama l’envoya dans mon pays pour voir. Le moine alla et revint rapidement et dit (’) : « Lama précieux, BonneNouvelle a dit vrai. 11 faut lui apprendre beaucoup de magie. » Le lama me dit : « Si je t’avais aussitôt appris la magie, j’aurais craint que toi, imbécile, tu ne me l’eusses fait regretter.

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