Paperback, 12 pages. Translated by Richard B. Clarke
The Great Way PoemThe Great Way is not difficult
for those not attached to preferences.
When neither love nor hate arises,
all is clear and undisguised.
— Hsin-Hsin Ming
The Hsin-Hsin Ming, considered to be the first Zen poem, is a simple yet profound teaching on the Faith-Mind or Buddha-nature in the true spirit of Zen. It has been attributed to Seng-t'san (Sosan, Jap.), the third Zen Patriarch, who lived in the 6th century.