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September 7, 2010

Comparing good and bad is just deluded thinking. As long as you are immersed in these wandering thoughts, you will not enter the proper conditions for practice.

Do not concern yourself with anything going on around you. Nor should you be concerned with anything going on inside yourself.

Focus fully on the method and do not make external or internal comparisons. If you can do that, your practice will be effective.

– Ch’an Master Sheng Yen, “Incomparable You”

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