July 11, 2019

“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?