When it comes to getting oneself into the groove of the supreme truth of full integrated awakening, the hardest thing is to find a guiding teacher. That guiding teacher is beyond appearances such as those of a man or a woman. She should be a big broad bloke. She should be somebody who is it. Not a person of the past or the present, she might be a good mate, with the glint in her eye of a wild fox. These are the features of one who got the marrow. She may be a guide and supporter. She is never unclear about cause and effect. She could be you, me, or him.
Having met the guiding teacher already we should, chucking all involvements and not wasting a moment, strive in pursuit of awakening. We should work on ourselves mindfully, we should work on ourselves mindlessly, and we should work on ourselves being half-mindful and half-mindless. Thus we should learn to go on tiptoes, as if to put out a fire, on our head.