Daoxin, the future patriarch of zen when he first met the Patriarch, Great Master Jianzhi said to him "I beg the priest in his great compassion to give me the teaching of liberation.
the patriarch replied, "who is binding you?" Daoxin replied, "No one is binding me". the patriarch answered "then why are you seeking liberation?" with these words Daoxin was greatly awakened.
so that was the beginning, now the end...
On the fourth day of the ninth month in 651, he (Daoxin) suddenly said to his followers, "all things are completely liberated
. you must each keep this in mind and pass it on to posterity." when he finished speaking, he sat peacefully in meditation and expired.
with best wishes from White Lotus.what is there to attain when you
already have it? just as you are.
right here right now... 'this' is it!
talk of beginning and end, enlightenment
and delusion. there is no difference
between any of these things. in
the fundamental Mind there is no difference.