Silencing thinking

Be careful about equating the ability to calm thinking with being a Buddhist master. How much freedom from thinking do we need, to reach the jewel of understanding which then makes thinking not a problem? We could spend years manipulating our mind into thought-free states unnecessarily.

Commentary on Are You Awake?

Life is not where you think it is, The stories you act are your dreams... We're hooked on this dream, on when it brings us pleasure, when pain, when we lose or gain - we devise manipulations to skew it towards greater pleasure and gain, less loss and pain. This is the story of our life.