Wheel-of-suffering and dependent origination

The Mind King

Verses of the Mind King” is attributed to Fu Dashi (a famous Chinese sixth-century Lay Buddhist). The poem, having referred to the Mind King, who, for all his importance, is not evident to the senses, goes on to say:

The salt put in water / the glue put in paint –
Certainly these are present / But we cannot see their form.
The Mind King is also thus / Abiding within the body,
Going in and out the (gate of the) face / In response to things, acording to their feelings.
Freely and without hindrance / All his undertakings are accomplished.

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