‘By keeping mindful of the matter of birth and death, your mental technique is already correct. Once the mental technique is correct, then you won’t need to use effort to clear your mind as you respond to circumstances in your daily activities. When you don’t actively try to clear out your mind, then you won’t go wrong; since you don’t go wrong, correct mindfulness stands out alone. When correct mindfulness stands out alone, inner truth adapts to phenomena; when inner truth adapts to events and things, events and things come to fuse with their inner truth. When phenomena fuse with their inner truth, you save power; when you feel the saving, this is the empowerment of studying the Path. In gaining power you save unlimited power; in saving power you gain unlimited power.’ (Swampland Flowers)
I managed to be a little bit productive during the ongoing lockdown, and sort through a couple of accordian files full of papers; things that I knew I had on a disc somewhere, I sent off to recycling. As I sifted through old talks, classes and handouts, I found some quotes I wanted to bring to the fore again, including this one, which I have published before.