Hsin Shin Ming: “15. The more you think and talk about the true-Self, the further you are from it.”
As mentioned previously, the true-Self means emptiness, and emptiness is Oneness that is not divided by our imaginary lines which are words or language. To realise or see the true Self is to see Oneness without any imaginary lines, which is enlightenment.
Thinking and talking more, with a view to realising the true-Self implies using and producing more imaginary lines, words, which is like adding more imaginary lines while trying to remove them. It is like going to the west while striving to go to the east. The reason for making a mistake of unconsciously doing something against our intention like this is that we are so addicted to our imaginary lines or words, that we are controlled by them rather than in control of them.
However, once you have realised what the true-Self is, you can’t be apart from the true-Self even for a moment and what you think and talk about are all the action of the true-Self, because you know that everything, including you, is the true-Self.
Student: “How can we realise the true-Self without thinking and talking?”
Master: “How can there be thinking and talking without the true-Self?”
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