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Afraid of Letting Go

People are afraid to forget their minds. They fear they will fall through the void with nothing to stop their fall. They do not know that the void is not really a void. It’s the realm of the real dharma.

— Master Huang-Po

(And by way of perfect clarity: the word “forget” here is not in the sense of erasing, but “let go of their minds”. So, “People are afraid of letting go of their thinking” would be how to express this teaching.)

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