Master Young-ga said, “Mind is the foundation, and a thing is a mote. These are like traces of dust on a mirror. Only after all these traces disappear does the light appear. When there is no mind and not a thing, the true-Self reveals itself.”
Student: “Master Young-ga said that mind is the foundation, which means that mind is the true-Self. Why does the true-Self appear only after mind disappears?”
Master: “If you cling to words, even the Buddha is a mote. If you are not fooled by words, even Mara is the true-Self.”
The Buddha is an illusion, and a mote is the Buddha.
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