Delusion means to be deluded about awakening,
Awakening means to be awakened to delusion.
Delusion and awakening are the same essence--
Once you awaken you will know this.
In delusion you take south for north
If you delve into the conditions of delusion,
Delusion is just delusion,
If you penetrate through delusion and falsity disappears,
If there is immediate cognition,
The present thought is thoughtless,
The numinous source reaches clear to the blue sky
[These verses express an idea that is central to Zen -- that awakening and understanding can be realized fully within the period of one thought moment. (That is, Zen is a complete and sudden approach.) The first stanza explains that delusion and awakening derive from the same basic source. The second and third stanzas explain this same equality. The fourth stanza gives a different explanation of the characteristics of delusion. The fist stanza to the end explain the nature of enlightenment, meaning the results to be expected from the awakening experience. See CYKM, Fol. 26b,12-27a.2]
Quoted in Tracing Back the Radiance - Chinul's Korean Way of Zen - by Robert E. Buswell Jr., pages 178-179
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