Mind to Mind



Zen Master Dae Kwan was travelling with some students in China. One of the students complained to her about the weather.

Student: Sifu, it is so hot today.
Sifu: Body is hot; mind is not hot!
Student: How can we do that?
Sifu: When you are hot, your body will sweat; not your mind.

Commentary:

Platform Sutra said, “When thinking arises, don’t attach”. This means that when you stop labelling what is going with your mind, the outside situation cannot control you.