06 February 2012

The Fifth Sutra


Forget everything.

My child, you may read or discuss scriptures as much as you like, but until you forget everything, you will never live in your heart.

You are wise, you play and work and meditate, but still your mind desires that which is beyond everything.

Where all desires vanish, who is lazier than the master? He has trouble even blinking, but only he is happy, no one else.

Seeing this, neglecting that.

But when the mind stops setting one thing against another, it no longer craves pleasure.

It no longer cares for wealth or religious duties or salvation.

Craving the pleasures or the senses, you suffer attachment, disdaining them you learn detachment, but if you desire nothing and disdain nothing, neither attachment nor detachment binds you.

If you desire liberation but you still say mine, if you feel you are the body, you are not a wise man or a seeker; you are simply a man who suffers.

Unless you forget everything, you will never live in your heart.