“The skill and knowledge attained must be” forgotten “so that you can float comfortably in the void without blockages. Learning is important, but do not let yourself be enslaved. (…) Any technique, however valuable and desirable, becomes a disease when the mind becomes obsessed with it”.
“Desiring is a bond. “Desiring not to desire” is also a bond. To be detached, then, means to be free, at the same time, of both, positive and negative. That is to be simultaneously “yes” and “no,” which is intellectually absurd. But not in Zen.”
…of the mind,” Lee said. In that sense, letting the ego die means letting go of the protagonism of our own actions and focusing on “the act of realizing, not realizations.” After all, “there is no actor, but action. There is no experimenter, but the experiment“, he said.