Those who consider the non-essential as the essential,
And see the essential as the non-essential,
They do not attain the essential,
Being in the pastures of improper intentions.
Those who regard
non-essence as essence
and see essence as non-,
don’t get to the essence,
ranging about in wrong resolves.
Those who mistake the unessential to be essential and the essential to be unessential, dwelling in wrong thoughts, never arrive at the essential.
As Ven. Samu Sunim recently told us in retreat – Do not treat what is unimportant as important! Things arise, hang around, and pass away. How easy to get stuck in one part of the process! May we all play in the mud together, with ease, with happiness!