No other understanding is necessary ~ Bankei Yotaku

Don’t hate the arising of thoughts or stop the thoughts that do arise. Simply realize that our original mind, right from the start, is beyond thought, so that no matter what, you never get involved with thoughts. Illuminate original mind, and no other understanding is necessary.

Bankei Yotaku

from the book Bankei Zen: Translations from the Record of Bankei

translated by Peter Haskel