The distortions of the mind work on three levels of scale. First, distortions of perception cause us to misperceive the information coming to us through
ACCORDING TO THE TEACHINGS of Manifestation Only Buddhism, our mind has eight aspects or, eight “consciousnesses.” The first five are based in the physical senses.
“A fool sees himself as another, but a wise man sees others as himself.” “Do not be concerned with the faults of other persons. Do
The Dhammapada, arguably the most popular Buddhist literature in the world, consists of 423 verses — part poetry, part philosophy, and a exemplary and beneficial
All experience is preceded by mind, Led by mind, Made by mind. Speak or act with a corrupted mind, And suffering follows As the wagon
The five hindrances are negative states of mind that are impediments to Buddhist practice. They are often most clearly seen, and arise as obstacles, in
Now I would like to explain some benefits and merits of altruism and the good heart. The human and deva vehicles — the ultimate aim
Q: In the West it is thought that desire, especially sexual desire, is a problem because it is largely unconscious. It is also thought that
This is a hard one to stomach, but it’s true. How can we possibly know? We can hold long-cherished ideals, but the truth is, since
Just as a fletcher straightens an arrow shaft, even so the discerning man straightens his mind – so fickle and unsteady, so difficult to guard.