The old saying: “Sutras are the Buddha's words,
Zen is the Buddha's mind.” We all have the Buddha's
mind but because of limitless deluded thoughts and attachments
filled with greed and disturbances encompass and obstruct
our true mind.
For instance, if we don't have deluded thoughts, then
we would realize that our true mind has always been
automatically contemplating, purifying and emanating.
There are those initiate a mind of clinging to equanimity
and, thus, create the deluded thought of “equanimity”.
In essence, the deluded thought never has an origin.