Great Sky Beyond Effort Tantra

Great Sky Beyond Effort Tantra says:

Being its own heart

It arises from that.

Once taught, is seen

And therefore is itself

Zhuangzi – If you can empty your own boat, No one will oppose you, No one will seek to harm you

“If a man crosses a river
and an empty boat collides with his own skiff,
Even though he be bad tempered man
He will not become very angry.
But if he sees a man in the boat,
He will shout at him to steer clear.
If the shout is not heard, he will shout again, and yet again, and begin cursing.
And all because someone is in the boat.
Yet if the boat were empty,
He would not be shouting, and not angry.
If you can empty your own boat
Crossing the river of the world,
No one will oppose you,
No one will seek to harm you”
― Zhuangzi

Fenelon – He is beside us in our daily annoyances, so long as we bear humbly and bravely all those which arise from the manifold imperfections of our neighbours and ourselves.

I do not mean that we ought voluntarily to put ourselves in the
way of dissipating influences; God forbid! That would be
tempting God and seeking danger. But such distractions as
come in any way providentially, if met with due precaution and
carefully guarded hours of prayer and reading, will turn to good.
Often those things which make you sigh for solitude are more
profitable to your humiliation and self-denial than the most utter
solitude itself would be. … Sometimes a stimulating book of
devotion, a fervent meditation, a striking conversation, may
flatter your tastes and make you feel self-satisfied and complacent,
imagining yourself far advanced towards perfection; and by filling
you with unreal notions, be all the time swelling your pride
and making you come from your religious exercises less tolerant
of whatever crosses your will. I would have you hold fast to this
simple rule : seek nothing dissipating, but bear quietly with whatever
God sends without your seeking it, whether of dissipation
or interruption. It is a great delusion to seek God afar off in
matters perhaps quite unattainable, ignoring that He is beside us
in our daily annoyances, so long as we bear humbly and bravely
all those which arise from the manifold imperfections of our
neighbors and ourselves.

Sun Suffusing the Thousand Directions, the Bon Teachings Tantra

Sun Suffusing the Thousand Directions, the Bon Teachings Tantra (Bon sde nyi ma stong kyab rgyud) says:

Like taking a rope for a snake

Not seeing what’s there yields delusion

Whereby one wanders in samsara.

Primordially Existent Sky

Primordially Existent Sky (Nam mkha’ ye srid) says:

Not recognizing just as it is

The mind’s real nature

Is delusion

Lost in enormous, elemental darkness

Endlessly a wanderer, endlessly in circles