Friday, June 22, 2007

Minding My Monkey Mind

The Theme of the 9th Dhamma Youth Camp 2001 - Reflections
"Mind is the forerunner of all things.
All that we are arises with our thoughts."

The Buddha- Dhammapada
Until we are Enlightened and completely liberated, our minds are defiled - filled with Greed, Hatred and Delusion.
It is imperative that we train our "Monkey Mind" and conquer
* Unwholesome Sensual Desire
* Restlessness and worry

* Ill-will
* Sloth and Torpor
* Skeptism and Doubt
The Buddha said,"It is good to control the mind. To master it brings happiness."
How subtle and elusive the mind is! The task is to quiet it ruling the mind,peace and happiness are found
"With single-mindfulness
The Master quells His thoughts.
He ends their wandering.
Seated to the cave of the heart, He finds freedom."
Mindfulness is the key to peace, Bliss and Freedom."
Mindfulness is The way To Peace, Bliss and Freedom. Train your mind to be awake; reflect and watch. Work with care and attention . Live inThe Way - The Noble Eightfold .
Let us make this aspiration!

May I always live in the Dhamma Way and spend time
Minding My Monkey Mind

With Metta,
Bro. Oh Teik Bin

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