The Sixfold Buddhahood-By Master Pu Run, South Song Dynasty
In stillness and in motion, the Great Principle embodies all
Yet in ignorance, all your moves go against It.
Blindly you pursue the worldly things,
Without knowing where you’ll end up.
The tune of the unborn, the song of the deathless
Had just been heard.
Seeing the truth in everything as it is,
You cried, “How I had lived my life in vain!”
Thought by thought you’re mindful of the ever present Principle
Moment by moment each delusion ceases
Contemplate the entire Dharma realm, you find
The nature of all things is neither real nor unreal.
The four abidances are cleared,
Yet the six dusts are not emptied.
The disease is still in your eyes—
Seeing red flowers from emptiness!
In Progressive Realization:
Suddenly your mind is fully awakened;
In all clarity everything is understood.
Haven’t yet reached the ultimate source,
The moon still appears somewhat hazy.
Before, all that appeared real were illusions
Now, all illusions are part of reality.
Simply return everything to its original nature;
There is nothing new whatsoever.