Chan practice removes habitual tendencies,
Affirms our determination to practice.
We are advancing on the path of Bodhisattva.
With faith, we’ll never regress.
Without faith, we’d search blindly.
Our practice improves then regresses.
Chan practice is a solidification,
To strengthen our determination to practice.
The longer you sit, the taste emerges.
Without any sitting, the taste is complex.
We can’t experience that pure taste.
Sitting meditation is simply feeling the taste.
The taste of the nature of mind,
The taste of stability,
The taste of mind luminosity.
With persistency, listen to the sound of silence.
Let the luminosity of mind
Shine through the interplay of mind and serenity.