Huang Po (died 850)
Huang Po was an influential Chinese master of Chan Buddhism. He was born in Fujian, China in the Tang Dynasty. Later he became a monk in Huangbo Shan (lit. Huangbo Mountain). That is how he got his name. Huang Po was a disciple of Baizhang Huaihai (Japanese: Hyakujo Ekai) and the teacher of Linji (Japanese: Rinzai).
All Buddhas and all ordinary beings are nothing but the one mind. This mind is beginningless and endless, unborn and indestructible. It has no color or shape, neither exists nor doesn't exist, isn't old or new, long or short, large or small, since it transcends all measures, limits, names, and comparisons. It is what you see in front of you. Start to think about it and immediately you are mistaken. It is like the boundless void, which can't be fathomed or measured. Huang Po
(From: Stephen Mitchell's The Enlightened Mind - An Anthology of Sacred Prose, Harper Perennial, 1991.)
People are scared to empty their minds fearing that they will be engulfed by the void. What they don’t realize is that their own mind is the void. Huang Po
The Buddha and all sentient beings are nothing but expressions of the one mind. There is nothing else. Huang Po
Please report any failed links to Richard