January 15th, 2022

All the explanations of past patriarchs about the practice of no-mind are unique. Now, I will give a synopsis of these different techniques and briefly describe ten of them.

One: attention. This means that when we are practicing, we should always cut off thoughts and guard against their arising. As soon as a thought arises we destroy it through attention.

As a patriarch stated, “Do not fear the arising of thoughts; only be concerned lest your awareness of them be tardy.” A gatha says, “there is no need to search for truth; you need only put all views to rest.” This is the method of extinguishing delusion through attention.

Chinul (1205)