' The Monkey Mind '...


"The ego is monkey catapulting through the jungle:
Totally fascinated by the realm of the senses,
it swings from one desire to another,
one conflict to the next,
one self-centered idea to the next.
If you threaten it, it actually fears for its life.

Let this monkey go.
Let the senses go.
Let the desires go.
Let conflicts go.
Let ideas go.
Let the fiction of life and death go.
Just remain in the center, watching.

Then forget you are there."



Lao Tzu
in Brian Walker
Hua Hu Ching: The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu, 10
NY: HarperCollins, 1992, p. 13

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