subdue the mind
- maintain a mind that is clear lucid and in command
- the self and the object are empty
- when the six senses perceive the six sense objects bring forth intrinsic awareness
- Whenever we see an outer form (e.g., an object or a circumstance), reflect inward to examine the mind:
- has our mind been carried away by the form we have seen?
- When we hear a sound, has our awareness been led astray by the sound we have heard?
- If this mind is no longer present, neither is the Way.
- Do not give rise to greed and do not crave sense objects; neither grasp nor reject them.
- Perceive sense objects without giving rise to craving;
- realize the truth without conceptualizing it.
- When no conceptualization arises with respect to the truth, therein lies the highest blessing.
- perceive sense objects without giving rise to craving" means
- the moment our senses meet their corresponding objects, let no greed nor craving or anger arise in the mind;
- neither grasp nor reject the sense objects.
- Just by realizing this understanding, we are in accord with the supreme Way.
- ANNICA unstable
- DUKKHA unpleasant
- ANNATA impersonal