Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame.
Zen Master Wu Kwang
Teacher of related teachings
Zen Master Wu Kwang: If you look at what we do in formal Zen meditation, for example—besides the fact we sit in a particular way and become still—we essentially don’t try to get rid of any thought or state of mind or any particular feeling.
In Christianity I believe the word gospel means good news.
What the good news in Buddhism is that everything is changing.
When westerners first heard that kind of teaching about impermanence and transiency, it was intepreted as a nihilistic and negative viewpoint.