Thoughts do not really come up as such; they just emerge in our minds. You cannot watch their birth–they are just there. In other words, everything is nowness nature. Thoughts die; they just (snaps fingers.) They don’t dwell, they just (snaps fingers again.) It is a natural process. We realize that whatever comes up in our mind is always subject to that flow, that particular case history, that nature. Sudden pain, sudden anger, sudden aggression, sudden passion–whatever might arise always follows the same procedure, the same process.
From “Transformation of Bad Circumstances onto the Path of Enlightenment,” in The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion, Volume Two of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, page 326.