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Chapter 12: Nothing to Choose, Nothing to Discard

This closing of the mouth was very symbolic, and Koji went through an experience.and could not believe that such a simple act of a master can manage to ignite a fire within you.

For the first time he saw his own no-mind - the vast space of the inner being.

It is as big as the outer sky; otherwise there will be no balance between the outer and the inner.

He expressed his experience in a verse:

Daily, nothing particular,
Only nodding to myself.
Nothing to choose, nothing to discard.
No coming, no going,
No person in purple.
Blue mountains
Without a speck of dust.
I exercise occult and subtle power,
Carrying water, shouldering firewood.

What he is saying is the experience of every meditator.

Daily, nothing particular.

These words are applicable to you. Nothing in particular, daily.

Only nodding to myself.

When you see your being, when you see the vast sky, the freedom, the joy, the blissfulness, have you ever thought? - you cannot say anything about it to anyone. You cannot say anything about it even to yourself. All that you can do is nod your head, “Yes, this is it.” Nodding, not words.

Only nodding to myself.
Nothing to choose, nothing to discard.

That’s what I mean by Zorba the Buddha: nothing to choose.

Buddha had chosen: he had chosen to escape from the world, he had chosen to leave his wife and child and old father, he had chosen to run away instead of encountering the world and facing the reality. It was a clear-cut choice against the world, against the material, in favor of the spiritual.

A man of totality has nothing to choose. His life is a life of choicelessness. Nothing to choose, nothing to discard; they are two sides of the same coin. If you choose something, you will have to discard something.

Nothing to choose, nothing to discard.
No coming, no going, one simply is.
No person in purple.
Blue mountains without a speck of dust.
I exercise occult and subtle power,
Carrying water, shouldering firewood.

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