Relinquishing ‘me’ is ceasing to want to be this and that.
Relinquishing ‘mine’ is ceasing to want to have this and that.
In samsara, nothing is worth being; nothing is worth having.
When meeting with sensory objects, stop at contact:
when hearing, just hear; when touching, just touch;
when seeing, just see; when tasting, just taste;
when smelling, just smell.
If stopping at contact is not possible, and feelings arise:
when a pleasant feeling arises, do not cling to it;
when an unpleasant feeling arises, do not avoid it.
If attachment and aversion do arise, do not proceed to craving;
emotions appear, endure but for a moment, and subside.
If you must act, apply the four efforts:
stop harmful acts already started;
don’t start harmful acts not yet begun;
start beneficial acts not yet begun;
don’t stop beneficial acts already started.
If you do act on afflicted emotions,
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