There are three aspects of Huineng’s path. They are: thoughtlessness, immateriality and nonabiding.
Thoughtlessness as it’s doctrine, Immateriality as it’s substance, and Nonabiding as it’s fundamental.
Thoughtlessness means not being carried away by any specific thought in the use of our minds.
Immateriality means not being absorbed by attachment to objects while in the midst of objects.
Nonabiding is the fundamental essence of our minds.