Oakville Zen Meditation

#200 Mind is like water

                                                               Mind is like water

Our mind is like a clear glass of water.

If you put salt into the water, it becomes salt water; adding sugar, it becomes sugar water; adding sh.t it becomes sh.t water.

But originally the water is clear.  Our thoughts are like salt, sugar and sh.t .

Clear mind is before thinking.

When you eat an apple, just eat an apple, be with it:  Don't be in yesterday, don't be in tomorrow, and don’t be at work.

Bring your mind where your body is and does.

This is before thinking, before the if, why, whom, when, where and how.

This is "no mind".

Try to use your mind only when you need it. Otherwise, it will use you.

This is Enlightenment.