An Affair of the Heart

The affairs of the religion are an affair of the heart. Don’t go looking for them in the dirt or the grass, in temples or in monastery buildings. Although people may do good with their words and deeds, it’s still an affair of the world. The affairs of the religion are quiet and still, without any fuss or bother. They’re aimed at a mind that is pure, undefiled, and bright. With goodness, there’s no need to do anything much at all. Simply sit still, and there’s purity.

Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo