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Situations’ conditions are without good and bad, with good and bad arising from the mind. Foolish persons eradicate [bad] situations, not eradicating [bad] minds. Realised persons eradicate [bad] minds, not eradicating [bad] situations. Since [bad minds can be] eradicated, how can [bad] situations truly be there?

Having reached situations’ fundamental emptiness [of fixed nature], then able to, from the present position practise. Not wishing or caring about the external, with that held position, is without that not [included], without that external of the Dharma realm. Knowing that all is the same as the Dharma realm, with self not entered yet not self-attained.

Pure Land Tradition’s 9th Patriarch Great Master Ǒuyì
(Spirit Peak Tradition’s Treatise)

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