It is very much commonsense to all people that
One should not completely depend on one’s sensibilities or senses (in making decisions).
Nevertheless, very few people understand that
Even if one keeps a perfect balance between one’s sensibilities and senses,
One still strongly clings to a very self-centered ego.
Therefore, what is advocated in the advertisement which promotes Chan Buddhism is that
Only one who abandons both one’s sensibilities and senses
Can he/she ascend into the world of Nirvana at will.
Once an idea or opinion is formed in one’s mind,
And especially after it is turned into a resolute decision,
One will try one’s best to justify and defend it.
Even if one finds that one was wrong in that decision,
He/she will still find every excuse to explain away that mistake.
Nobility does not come from one’s lineage.
It is the final comment made by others from judging the outcome of one’s speech and deeds.
Those speech and deeds are considered by the world, not by oneself, to be beneficial to others.
That is to say, the comment on one as being a noble person
Does not come from oneself, but from others in sincerity.