‘When the heart is contented, one should maintain that contentment. Calm the mind when appropriate and uplift the heart when it’s appropriate.’
‘Any speech which ignores uncertainty is not the speech of a sage.
‘Emptiness is without characteristics. Illumination has no emotional afflictions.’
‘If we cease to practise when feeling depressed and only practise when feeling good, we will be without consistency or endurance.’
‘Don’t labour with complexities, nor dwell in inner silence; let pure awareness occupy the mind and thoughts will vanish by themselves.’
‘Straightforwardly abandon stratagems and take on responsibility. Having turned yourself around, accept your situation.’
When I just rest
within empty lucidity,
the false cavern of all things of samsara and nirvana implodes,
and everything dawns as the ornamentation of ultimate reality.
‘Enlightenment and delusion never existed at the start. They’re ideas that you picked up, things your parents never taught.’