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!

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

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