Each of our thoughts are droplets that are rippling on the surface of the ponds that are our minds. Every emotion is a wave moving across. We can quiesce these ripples and waves by clearing our minds and keeping still our thoughts. There is much wisdom to be found in doing so.
We can see ourselves clearly, and should be able to see the root of our suffering.
We all are too often waiting to speak, rather than truly listening. Let us not spill out words like water that we cannot collect or is a big mess to clean up.
We must keep our words sheathed, ready but knowing that unless we want to do damange, we should wait to speak until we know how to control the words that come out.
We become enlightened not by listening to someone’s speech, nor by sitting silently for zazen, but by simply living life and seeing the world as it is.