Mind, Having No Fixed Abode, Should Flow Forth

I’d like to correct myself: the passage the Sixth Patriarch heard that day in the marketplace was from the Diamond Sutra, not the Lankavatara Sutra.

I’m told now that the passage was this:

Mind, having no fixed abode, should flow forth.


Here’s what I can say about that: if I lose pitch, yaw, and roll where my mind is, my toss ...  read more

Hearing the Sutra: the Lankavatara

The issue for me is not whether the Lankavatara was a part of the Sixth Patriarch’s enlightenment experience; the issue is the nature of that experience. Here’s something I found under Milton Erickson on Wikipedia the other day, and I think it goes to the heart of the matter:

Erickson maintained that it was ...  read more