Ultimate reality is not like anything we can imagine; yet that does not mean there is no ultimate reality. If we only follow thoughts coming and going, that is getting involved in yes and no, frittering away time and energy, going back and forth. In order to witness absolute reality, it is necessary to detach from our conceptual description of reality: that non-attached relationship is neither clinging nor denying, not getting involved in yes and no.
Reviling others is reviling yourself.
Anger at others is anger at yourself.
A dog’s buddha nature presents the true directive in full:
As soon as you get into yes and no,
you lose your body and forfeit your life.