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If you directly trust the rightness of reality, why are you called a dullard? When have you been coming and going all this time? You shoulcf know you’ve lost one part; then you see that what you had hitherto not comprehended turrys out to be a view that has no relevance to you. As I observe the ancients since time immemorial, there were those who attained enlightenment from (confusion; all of their statements are teachings on attaining enlightenment from con­ fusion. Then there were those who came to understand con­ fusion after becoming enlightened; all of their statements are teachings on understanding confusion after becoming enlight­ ened.

Even though it’s your own mind, it’s hard to see. All the sages since time immemorial have been people who clearly saw their own minds. My late teacher was someone who saw his own mind, but among those here who were also associated with him in the past, there are very few who clearly see their own minds. Miftd does not see mind; to get it, you must not see it as mind. This is a feahn apart from thoughts. ° Now if I sa^this to people, they think I am criticizing every­ one else, but if I do not talk about it, it will be hard to elucidate.

This is the most direct approach. How ab6ut when I have not spoken to you, and you have not heard me; is there any point in coming and going? At such a time, do not make up forced rationalizations. From the Buddhas above to the totality of beings below, all is thus. In this sense, sages and ordinary people are equal, wrong and right are equal, samsara and nirvana are equal. Buddhas, and the genera­ tions of past, present and future? Whose business are the cont­ aminated lands of the ten directions'?

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