The Mind Quarreling over Right and Wrong
However vast the boundless universe may be,
it is nothing more than what originated from me.
Since you've gone far away from the True self before you knew where
by causing illusion and delusion,
you shouldn't quarrel over right and wrong.
You should not try to find your True self
By stopping the mind quarreling over right and wrong
because the mind quarreling over right and wrong is the form of your
If you watch closely the mind quarreling over right and wrong
in quarreling over right and wrong,
you will realize all this is just like a shadow.
How could you be deluded by it?
As the ancient masters said
that illusion and delusion are not different from the Nirvana of
quarreling over right and wrong while knowing this principle
is Bodhisattva's view,
but quarreling over right and wrong while not knowing this principle
is adding to the sentient beings' karma.
Though a thing that is not influenced by whether knowing or not
has been with you all the time from the far past,
you've turned your back on it because of the mind quarreling over right and wrong.
How foolish you are!
As everything is mixed with right and wrong and profit and loss,
You are not able to see what you should see.
If you see the thing that doesn't quarrel over right and wrong,
The diamond sword will shine more brilliantly.
Written by Master Subul Sunim of Ahnkook Zen Center
Translated by Boo Ahm (Song Soo-kyong)
Monthly Magazine SEOUL(December 2009)