Just The Way They Are

"It's the nature of light to be bright. It's the nature of noise to be loud. That's what their functions are. If you don't focus on listening, that's the end of the matter. Act in a way that's not in opposition to your surroundings, for that's just the way they are. Simply reach a genuine understanding with them using deep discernment, that's all."

-Luang Pu Dune ("Gifts He Left Behind: The Dhamma Legacy of Phra Ajaan Dune Atulo")