The main thing about this all Buddhist stuff is the sharp awareness that this life of ours is fleeting and will be soon gone. That it is going every sec and we don t know where we are going and who is in the driver s seat.Get that fact right please, observe your face in the mirror, look at old pictures of yours, feel the bones under the veil of your skin. Look all around you.
That s why empty and idle discussion about this criticism versus that criticism are bizantine rubbish.
A simple glass of water or the sun in the curtains have much more to teach us that the endless twisted paths of the mind. If we want to change anything in this world, let s start at home and not bother about others.
Idle minds can come and go, I only have time for people of the way. And no, Fugen, it is not all good practice.