Training the mind

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Nothing in the whole universe is comparable to the mind or cantake its place. Everything is mind-made. Yet we all take our minds for granted, which is another absurdity. No one takes the body for granted.When the body gets sick, we quickly run to the doctor. When the body gets hungry, we quickly feed it. When the body gets tired, wequickly rest it. But what about the mind? Only the meditator looksafter the mind.Looking after the mind is essential if life is to grow in depth andvision. Otherwise life stays two-dimensional. Most lives are lived in therealities of yesterday and tomorrow, good and bad, “I like it” and “Idon’t like it,” “I’ll have it” and “I won’t have it,” “this is mine and thisis yours.” Only when the mind is trained can we see other dimensions.

Ayya Khema, Being Nothing,  Going…

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About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on January 26, 2015, in Reposted from elsewhere. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I’m relatively new to meditation but it has helped me in a lot of ways.

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  2. Working on the mind has been constant activity between the resting of the body.

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