The Real Practice

The essence of Zen is to realize the source. The mind can manifest. But everyone’s mind manifests through a pattern.

What is the essence of Buddhism?

If we review this Koan, Ling Tse master asks “what is the essence of Buddhism?” the main essence is mind, nothing beyond the mind.

Where Are You From?

When Ling Tse master went to visit Da Yu master, Da Yu master asks him “where are you from?” Ling Tse master says “I come from Longpor.”

True Questions

Master Ling Tse before he had attained enlightenment, lived in the monastery and never asked any questions for 30 years to his enlightened master.

Formless Mind

In Buddhism we say you have to practice and take all the burden upon yourself. Wherever your mind is, that’s where the phenomena is.

Practice With A Goal

In practice we have to strengthen our ability to cultivate our own thoughts. So just like I said, if you want to solve the problems of a human being, you have to let go of habits and our karma.

Aware Your Thoughts

If similar problems keep happening to you again and again, that means you haven’t uplifted yourself yet. Because your habits in your mind haven’t changed. That is why your life hasn’t changed.

Don’t Think

There are a lot of times when we say that we have no control; that is when we are living by our habits.

Awareness

From morning to night. How many thoughts are you actually aware of? So think about it, how much can you change?

Everything Is Within You

Everyone possesses the mind. Everyone’s mind has the same function: to generate thought. Only everyone’s pattern is different.