1. The Philosophy of Chan:
To have an indiscriminating and ordinary mind that is cultivated in the routine of daily life.
2. The Essence of Chan:
A mind of faith, practice, and compassion that is always striving for the better. It is unchanging, yet adapts to circumstances; it is compassion, kindness, joy, and equanimity.
3. The Daily Practice of Chan:
Diligently practice with discipline, and live with simplicity and gratitude. Abide by the precepts and be content.
4. The Spirit of Chan:
Assume responsibilities, have no fear, and be diligent. Carry out duties with faith in one’s own Buddha nature.
5. The Application of Chan:
To skillfully apply it in a lively, interesting and vigorous way, so that everything in life is the Way, full of taste.
── from Renjian Fojiao De Jie Ding Hui (Practicing and Learning Humanistic Buddhism)