The Reality of Chan Practice - Stilling the Mind

Stilling the Mind

Stilling the mind is like catching a feather with a fan – the old fashioned hand-held type. Every time you move the fan, the feather is likely to be blown away. It is a delicate business. You have to hold the fan quite still, just beneath the feather’s downward trajectory. You can imagine how difficult, and yet how easy, this task might be!



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Dharma Drum – The life and heart of Chan practice, p.141

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