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Hsin Shin Ming: “45. Gain and loss, right and wrong, abandon all such thoughts at once.”

Hsin Shin Ming: “45. Gain and loss, right and wrong, abandon all such thoughts at once.”

Don’t try in vain to abandon such thoughts but try to see them as they are. You can’t let go of them unless you realise that they are empty by seeing them as they are. Let’s suppose that you have a big piece of glass that you have thought of as diamond for a long time. Could you discard it without hesitation when you are told that it is not diamond but glass? You can’t throw it away until you are sure that it is glass. However, you will not try to keep it when you have realized that it is glass.

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Likewise, once you have realized that such thoughts are empty, your attachment to them disappears naturally just as your attachment to your diamond does when it turns out to be a piece of glass.

Student: “How can I abandon such thoughts as gain and loss, and right and wrong all at once?”
Master: “See them as they are.”

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