Sangha notes for 6-5-17

An excerpt from The Zen Teachings of Huang Po:
“Even after aeons of diligent searching, you will not be able to find the way. The methods [of Zen] cannot be compared to the sudden elimination of conceptual thought, in the certain knowledge that there is nothing at all which has absolute existence, nothing on which to lay hold, nothing on which to rely, nothing in which to abide, nothing subjective or objective. It is by preventing the rise of conceptual thought that you will realize Bodhi. And when you do, you will be just realizing the Buddha who has always existed in your own mind. “