Who ever said that there is "nothing to find
" in, through and as this practice of "not seeking
", no place to "get
", no treasure to snare at the end of the rainbow?
Not me. I never would say such a thing.
Then why pursue this path?
Who ever said there is no "enlightenment" to be achieved? I never would say that. It would not be Buddhism in that case
What's more, this practice lets us be happy, joyful. Who said not? Not me
Ya really got to pay attention to what is being said
. You see:
Just because we are "not seeking
" does not mean we are "not seeking
" ... nor that there aren't wondrous marvels thus to find!
To the marrow sitting free of seeking ... is a dandy way thus to find that which can only be found by sitting radically free of seeking
. Realizing that there is no where to "get to", and no place you can get or need get ... is finally getting somewhere that will revolutionize life, and put your "you" out of a job
. One gets very far, one finally arrives ... by sitting still.
Being the "Buddha" all along, and having not a thing about you that is in need of change ... that does not mean you don't have some work to do to realize truly that you are the Buddha without need of change ... and quite of few bad habits to change in order to realize so. To realize that you are never, from the outset, in need of change is a VERY BIG CHANGE! There is absolutely nothing about you and the universe (not two) to add or take away, and tasting that there is "nothing to add" is an irreplaceably important addition!
By being "goalless" we hit the goal ... a goal which is hit by being thoroughly goalless.
In seeing the ordinary as sacred ... we find (as Hakuin Zenji wrote) "this earth where we stand is the Pure Lotus Land, and this very body the body of Buddha
". This very life is it!