Push “C”

People desire money, fame, sex, food, and rest. All this desire is thinking. Suffering means no peace. Not thinking is not suffering. Not suffering means peace.

“Peace” is a very important word. If you keep a clear mind, then you will get
happiness everywhere. This is complete peace.

Sometimes we use a pocket calculator. If there is already a number on the window, you can’t make another calculation with it. So there is a button marked “C.”

So always push “C.” If your mind is angry, push “C” and your mind will be clear. When all thinking is cut off, mind is already empty. Empty mind is before thinking.

So if you use a calculator, push “C.” Then many zeroes appear on the screen, all zeroes. This is empty mind. 1 x 0 = 0; 2 x 0 = 0; 1000 x 0 = 0; mountain x 0 = 0; anger x 0 = 0; desire x 0 = 0. If your mind is zero, then everything is zero. Everything is empty.

– Seung Sahn


6 responses to “Push “C”

  1. It is the most difficult thing to clear my mind–this is an excellent visual image to help.

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