A Gatha

No Ordinary Mind and Also
No Extraordinary Mind
Only the Empty Mind Remains.

No Void and No Form
Only the Shining Void
Of the Empty Mind Ground.

No Master, No Student, No Teacher, No Lineage
Also, no absence of them.
Only the Empty Mind Ground.

Passing through the Ch’an Gate,
Striding through the Universe.


About Daniel Scharpenburg

Daniel Scharpenburg is an independent dharma teacher living in Kansas City. He gives online teachings through the Open Heart Project, the largest virtual mindfulness community in the world. His writing has appeared in Lion's Roar, Patheos, Tattooed Buddha, and Elephant Journal.

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