The Xin Xin Ming is a poem on Buddhist mind training practice commonly attributed to Sengcan, the 3rd Zen Patriarch.
I’m listing it here as it’s one text we’ve been discussing again as a group, and one that I keep rereading again and again.
One translation is here. I’ve had this one on my computer for a while. If you can’t see it in the pdf embedder, you can click on the link to download. I’ll be listing links to other various available translations here in the near future.Relying-On-Mind
For those of you reading this right now, I’m still working on this to get a start on a glossary of terms and texts — this is not a finished page, and I’m in the process of writing it so please don’t leave a rating here just yet…but you’re welcome to leave comments or suggest another term.
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Xinxin Ming (alternate spellings Xin Xin Ming or Xinxinming) (Chinese: 信心銘; Hànyǔ Pīnyīn: Xìnxīn Míng; Wade–Giles: Hsin Hsin Ming; Japanese: Shinjinmei or Shinjin no Mei), Faith in mind, is a poem attributed to the Third Chinese Chán (Zen) Patriarch Jianzhi Sengcan 鑑智僧璨 (Hànyǔ Pīnyīn: Jiànzhì Sēngcàn; Wade–Giles: Chien-chih Seng-ts'an; Japanese: Kanchi Sōsan, died 606) and one of the earliest Chinese Chan expressions of the Buddhist mind training practice.