No matter how many thousands of things confront you,
no matter how painful or difficult,
even if someone you love is about to die,
entrust all of these to your foundation,
your inherent nature,
your true essence.
"It's always been taking care of me,
it's guiding me even now,
so whats there to worry about?"
so entrust everything there
while going forward.
You need to have this kind of attitude.
All of those things that confront you are your homework,
the path through which you can grow.
If everything in your life is smooth and trouble free,
you won't be able to rise about the level
of an unenlightened being,
or understand the hardships facing others.
It all depends upon how well you can handle good and evil,
on how non-dually you can let go of both sides,
even including the Buddha.
Frustration, stress, and loneliness,
situations where success seems unlikely,
all of these things are the raw materials of your spiritual practice.
When difficulties and suffering come,
instead, be grateful for them.
Be grateful for these things
because through them
you are able to practice and to grow.
-Daehaeng Kun Sunim-