Dharma Talks

Bodhidharma: On Mind-Watching


XXV. Final Advice on Mind-Watching

Just watch your mind and be alert. Turn your attention from the outside and radiate within. So let the awakening and watching be perpetually alive and bright.

Cut off the three poisonous mind. Permanently melt them away. Close the door of the six Thieves entrance, so they cannot sneak in.

Then, immeasurable, as the sands of the Ganges River, virtue and merit, various adornment, and dharma will be attained.

Pass over the old beings and attain the holy result. A second could be a far distance away. Since enlightenment is between now and the blink of an eye, why should we wait for grey hairs?

True Dharma gate is so profound and bottomless, how can we talk of it all? We have only been talking of a simple way of watching the mind to let it be seen a little.

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