03 August 2010

Contemplation: Ignorance and Wisdom

Settle the mind, review the method for practicing contemplation in our sangha, and take this teaching of Chih-i as your object of contemplation:

When ignorance is transformed, it will become wisdom, like ice thawing and turning into water. It is not something coming from another place. Both [ignorance and wisdom] are embraced in the mind in a single moment.

[quoted in Ng Yu-Kwan, TianTai Buddhism and Early Madhyamika, p. 175]

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