Putting aside all concerns, shed all attachments. Do nothing at all. Don’t fabricate any things with the six senses. If you want to clarify the mind-ground, give up your jumble of limited knowledge and interpretation, cut off thoughts of usualness and holiness, abandon all delusive feelings.
Although the ancient Teachings are a long-standing means to clarify the mind, do not read, write about, or listen to them obsessively because such excess only scatters the mind. Now think of what is without thought. How can you think of it? Be Before Thinking. This is meditation.”
“The ocean moves, not because it wishes to move
or because it knows that it is wise or good:
it moves involuntarily, unconscious of movement.
It is thus that you also will return to Tao,
and when you have returned, you will not know it,
because you yourself would have become Tao.”
~Wei Wu Wei
In Zen monasteries you often see these words on a wooden board:
Great is the matter of life and death
Moments go by swiftly and are lost
To squander time is a great shame
Do not waste your life.
Every time a problem arises, the essential thing is to immediately become aware that the problem comes from our selfish mind, that it is created by self-cherishing thoughts. As long as you put the blame outside yourself, there can be no happiness.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Selfish Mind ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche