Don’t Make “I”

Anytime you have “I”, you have a problem. Our teaching is don’t make “I”. When you do a good action, just do it. It is not “I did a good action”; it’s your original job as a human being. It’s your payment to the four elements, to the sun , the moon, the stars, the universe. A helping action is not good, not bad. Nature does its job without making good or bad. Water is flowing; is that good or bad? Sky is blue, tree is green; is that good or bad? The nature itself will not make anything. Just do it.。

— Zen Master Seung Sahn