Not willing to let go of grasping and rejecting

by P'ang Yun (Layman P'ang)

English version by Satyavayu
Original Language Chinese

Not willing to let go of grasping and rejecting,
In vain you labor studying the spiritual path.
You read the prescription but you don't take the medicine-
How can you be free from your sickness?
Grasp “emptiness” and it turns out to be form;
Grasping form it soon proves impermanent.
Form and emptiness — neither are my possessions;
Sitting erect, I see my native home.

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