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
Mindfulness is all about paying attention on purpose. It allows us to focus fully on the one thing we truly have. This moment.
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
Ordinarily, mind is in a constant traffic — a thousand and one thoughts go on moving, like a crowd, a mob. With so many objects,
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.
How heavy the burden is! When a man is conceived in his mother’s womb, the five aggregates appertaining to him have to be cared for.
“Suppose that a man, wounded and festering, were to go into a swampy jungle. Its sharp-bladed grasses would pierce his feet; its thorns would scratch
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.