COMPLETE TITLE: "GREAT
PATH BY PRINCIPLE
AND BY PRACTICE"
To enter the Great Way there are many paths, but
essentially they are of two means: by Principle
and by Practice.
Entering the Way by Principle means to awaken to the
Truth through the doctrine, with a deep faith that
all sentient beings have the same true nature.
Obscured by the fleeting dust of delusions, this
nature cannot manifest itself. If one can
relinquish the false and turn to the true, fix the
mind in “wall meditation”, understand that there
are neither self nor others, that mortals and
saints are equal and one—abiding this way without
wavering, clinging not even to the scriptures,
then one is implicitly in accord with the
Principle. Being non-discriminative, still, and
wu-wei is to Enter by Principle.
Entering by Practice
means following four practices that encompass all
other practices. They are: accepting adversity,
adapting to conditions, seeking nothing, and
acting in accordance with the Dharma.