There Is No Moon, No Finger

You see the moon by pointing your finger. You recognize the finger by the moon. The moon and the finger are not different, not the same. In order to guide a beginner, this analogy is temporarily used. When you have realized this, there is no moon, no finger

-Zen Master Ryokan

Atman – which all things cannot make to shine

The Atman is that by which the universe is pervaded, but which

nothing pervades; which causes all things to shine, but which

all things cannot make to shine

If the eye never sleeps – Trust in Mind: The Rebellion of Chinese Zen

If the eye never sleeps, all dreams will naturally cease. If the mind makes no discriminations, all things are as they are, of One-essence.

There is nothing that will not be revealed to you – Hsin Hsin Ming: the Book of Nothing

The more you think about it, the further you are from the truth. Cease all thinking, and there is nothing that will not be revealed to you.

Hsin Hsin Ming – Verses on the Perfect Mind – Do not get entangled in things

Do not get entangled in things; Do not get lost in emptiness. Be still in the oneness of things and dualism vanishes by itself.