Once the Blessed One was staying at Rajagaha...Now the brahman Bharadvaja heard this: "The brahman Bharadvaja, it seems, has become a monk under the Great Monk Gotama." Angry and unhappy, he went to where the Blessed One was. Having approached the Blessed One, he abused and criticized the Blessed One in foul and harsh words. Thus..the Blessed One spoke to Bharadvaja: 'Well, brahman, do friends, confidants, relatives, kinsmen and guests visit you?""Yes, Gotama, sometimes friends, confidants, relatives, kinsmen and guests do visit me.""Well, brahman, do you not offer them snacks or food or tidbits?""Yes, Gotama, sometimes I do offer them snacks...or tidbits.""But if, brahman, they do not accept it, who gets it?""If Gotama, they do not accept it, I get it back.""Even so, brahman, you are abusing us who do not abuse, you are angry with us who do not get angry, you are quarreling with us who do not quarrel. All this of yours we don't accept. You alone, brahman, get it back; all this, brahman, belongs to you.
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah