This came across the http://www.thedailyzen.org Twitter feed yesterday:
“There is nothing true anywhere,
The True is nowhere to be found.
If you say you see the True,
This seeing is not the true one.
When the True is left to itself,
There is nothing false in it, for it is Mind itself.
When Mind in itself is not liberated from the false,
There is nothing true; nowhere is the True to be found.” Hui Neng
The article goes on to discuss the differences between agnosticism, atheism, and how the former is similar to Zen.
The irony that I’ve found unites both Atheists and Fundamentalists alike is their indoctrinated sureness. They believe strongly that they are right. And if they don’t believe they’re right, they are certainly ready to dismiss others as being wrong.
That’s the beauty of agnosticism: you’re OK with the mystery of things. It becomes a game, a spectacle. There’s no need to bring the hammer down on some sort of strict ideology or theology. Much in the vein of Zen, you’re required to surrender yourself to the profundities instead of thinking they are supposed to be ‘figured out’.
Full article at this link.