Song of Freedom, Lines 18-20
Appearances are empty, all is impermanent;
this is the complete view of the Those Gone Into Thusness.
As a true monk I speak the truth.
If you don’t agree with me, let’s discuss it;
but remember that the Way of Awake Awareness
aims for the root
Line 18 is another good Heart Sutra reference.
Line 19 I kind of wonder about. In some of the Chinese writings, particularly poems, there is sometimes a tendency to speak in opposites. If the author intended this to last, and I think he did, how would we discuss it with him? Maybe the intent is just what I am doing right now?
Line 20 what is the root? Here we can go through the Who, what, when, why, where, how routine once again and come up with basically the same examples that I am fairly certain of. The universal self, the ineffable, now, here, because of the will to the truth, through practice and experience.
I welcome comments, but I may integrate them into the commentary.
I hope that my efforts are helpful in clearing my own delusion as well as that of others,