“We are sole cultivators of our own lives, so only by withdrawing from the proliferation of all the homeless, wandering thoughts can we master our own lives. It has been said: ‘Life’s trials and tribulations are many, created by oneself and experienced by oneself; why is there trouble being tolerant and receptive?’ If we can live with this understanding, life will be vast as the sky and wide as the earth; the dust of right and wrong shall vanish with a smile. There is no place where we cannot settle our body in peace. Life is truly grand.” I used to wonder and worry about everything, all the time. Focusing my thoughts, I learn to let go of the things that cannot be controlled. How far towards Nirvana can practice take me?