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If we don’t see it, then we won’t know it. W B e Buddha really taught the truth. If you contemplate it, there is nowhere you can argue with him. But we people are 64 like a buffalo. If it’s not tied down by all four legs, it’ll not let itself be given any medicine. If tied down and it can’t do anything — aha! — now if you want to, you can go ahead and give it medicine and it can’t struggle away. At this extent it will give up. We people are similar. Only when we are completely bound up in suffering will we let go of our delusions.

E fisherman was trying too hard. In the olden days, they taught that we should do it gradually, carefully gathering it in without losing it. is is how it is in our practice. We gradually feel our way with it, carefully gathering it in without losing it. Sometimes it happens that we don’t feel like doing it. Maybe we don’t want to look, or maybe we don’t want to know, but we keep on with it. We continue feeling for it. is is the practice. If we feel like doing it, we do it. If we don’t feel like doing it, we do it just the same.

Periodically you will run into obstacles. When you meet defilements, just 53 see them and overcome them by letting go of them. Don’t think about the obstacles you have already passed. Don’t worry about the obstacles you have not yet met. Stick to the present. Don’t be concerned about the length of the road or about your destination. Everything is changing. Whatever you pass, do not cling to it. Eventually the mind will reach its natural balance. en it will be still whether you sit with your eyes closed or walk around in a big city.

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