Thought Itself Is Buddha

When we are really stuck, when we don’t know, when we have this “Don’t Know” completely, then everything, whatever you hear, whatever you see, whatever you touch, everything becomes Buddha. Everything is like what it is. There is nothing to add, nothing to take away. Everything is okay. So we sit. We sit, looking, perceiving how the thoughts are coming, going, coming, going. This is actually all that we are doing. Our work during sitting time is to sit and watch as thoughts are coming and going. And don’t touch this; then the thought itself is Buddha.

Zen Master Gu Ja

(From The Kwan Um School of Zen)