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
“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
Buddhism teaches that acts that cause suffering to oneself or others are rooted in an ignorance of karma. According to teachings of karma, unwholesome actions
Just as a fletcher straightens an arrow shaft, even so the discerning man straightens his mind – so fickle and unsteady, so difficult to guard.
Knowledge is like a knife. You hone it until it’s sharp—really sharp. Then you put it away. The knife can cause both benefits and harm.
If you really want to contemplate down to the true elemental nature of things in a subtle way, you have to develop the path that
“These are five ways of subduing hatred by which, when hatred arises in a monk, he should wipe it out completely. Which five? “When one
Time and again the Buddha has stressed the need for effort, for diligence, exertion, and unflagging perseverance. The reason why effort is so crucial is
There’s an old saying that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but that’s not really the case. The road to hell is
When this world is ever ablaze, why this laughter, why this jubilation? Shrouded in darkness, will you not see the light? Behold this body—a painted