Rocks in the Way

 “We’re walking along a road that goes straight ahead. It doesn’t matter how many kilometers it goes, we just keep walking straight ahead. When we find a log or a rock obstructing our way, we pick it up and throw it off to the side of the road.

We’re trying to make the mind quiet and still. The preoccupations that arise by way of the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and body all come together here at the mind. When the mind gets involved with these things, it’s like a rock obstructing our way. It interferes with our walking, so we pick it up and throw it off to the side.

The preoccupation arising at that moment we see as inconstant, stressful, and not-self. We throw it off to the side. Don’t hold onto anything at all. Let it go, and keep on walking. If love comes, we let it go. If hatred comes, we let it go, that’s all.”

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