Clear Like Space
No matter what the strong emotion is, the strong feelings, the strong ideas, whether or not they dissolve, you stay on that cushion until the time is up. You don’t let it run your life even to the extent that you get up from the cushion early. The most important thing about these strong emotions—and I should add that joy is another emotion that can sort of distort our vision—no matter what the strong emotion is, the strong feelings, the strong ideas, to not act on your anger and your desire and your ignorance. That’s the most important thing. If they're pleasant, you can appreciate them. But you don’t act on them.
So this don’t know is so important... to not act on your anger, and your desire, and your ignorance; to not act on any of that. But just to keep with the practice, keep with the schedule, keep with what it is you’re supposed to do. To just do that. That’s extremely important. And then that stuff doesn’t control you anymore. And that’s the point. To have this mind which is, like Zen Master Seung Sahn used to say, “Clear like space.” To have a mind which is clear like space, and to function in the moment exactly as you need to function.