Hui-Neng, the 6th Patriarch of Chan, is best known for the Three No's: no thought, no form and no abiding. What is no form? It's not that things don't exist; it's that we must not cover over the object of our perception with our self-centered, our discriminatory volition.
"Nothing that exists is truedon't think what you see is trueif you think you see the truthwhat you see is surely falseif you want to find the truethe mind free of the false is trueunless your mind forsakes the falsenothing is true where true can't be."
...1st verse of the Hui-Neng's Gatha of Truth and Falsehood and Movement and Stillness.' The Platform Sutra, translated by Red Pine, pg. 43
|The mummified body of Huineng is kept in Nanhua Temple in Shaoguan Prefecture (northern Guangdong).|
Also check out these Chan sites of interest:
2. How to chan meditate:
3. Master Sheng Yen in Facebook
4. The Western Chan Fellowship at http://www.westernchanfellowship.org/
5. Other Buddhist centres in the Comox Valley:
Call Adrian at 250 898 8201,
|Marty, William Tsao and Lisa the Timekeeper, and Adrian|