Day 151 – I will know the real

(continued – The Ten Vows made by all Tathagatas )

I will know the real and attain enlightenment
I vow to always sustain and cultivate this determination.

마음에 보리심을 항상 내기 원입니다.

A corollary to this is “I vow to cease being a plaything to the random thoughts and feeling that arise.” Daehaeng Kun Sunim sometimes referred to enlightenment as “stepping outside of the barrel,” in that, until then, it’s as if we are trapped in a barrel, unable to see anything. And not truly knowing why we are being rolled about, which direction we’re going, or to understand what was moving us. We have all kinds of things we “think” we know, but those are nearly all just images projected on the inside wall of barrel.

(This text is from Daehaeng Kun Sunim’s translation of “The Thousand Hands Sutra”)

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