One way of meditation practice is consistently cutting off random, irrelevant thoughts, thereby protecting yourself from delusions. As soon as one thought arises you must destroy it immediately by being attentively alert. After random, irrelevant thought has been alertly destroyed, subsequent associations will not arise. Do not even utilize the insights gained by this alertness, because being unconcerned with both random, irrelevant thought and attentive alertness is called No-Mind.
- Practice resting your thought internally.
- Practice being composed, unaffected by external phenomena.
- Practice being cool and chilly.
- Practice letting each moment become ten thousand years.
- Practice becoming like cold ashes and a lofty dead tree.
- Practice being like the incense holder in an ancient temple.
- Practice being like a white silk thread hanging from on high.