This delusion has stained the mind for a very long time, and is the basis and driving force of the continuous cycle of life and death. This why it is often not possible for delusion to be wiped-out immediately, and why the Ch’an training requires certain prerequisite (and supportive) practices to
It just so happened that a cat came along and appears to embody the Buddha at that exact moment – and this made for an excellent photograph!
Within the Chinese Buddhist tradition, there are seven classes of disciples:
The created and the uncreated
Are like water and its waves.
Such is the respect within which he is held by the Communist government of China that he remains sitting whilst government officials stand in his presence.
The Pali word ‘akata’ translates as ‘uncreate’, and this has been translated into the Chinese language through the use of the Daoist term ‘Wu Wei’ (無為). This is important in implication for the Ch’an idiom ‘language of the uncreate’., as it means that Ch’an doctrine is not only securely rooted in Buddhist scripture, but rooted in the earliest strata of that scripture.