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Words of Wisdom | Control Our State of Mind

04/11/2020 | Words of Wisdom    

Karma is created the moment we comment on someone. We must understand the workings of karma and be untiring in our efforts towards Buddhahood every day. While practising Buddhism, one is likely to slacken when one is not alert.

It is important that we have control over our state of mind in order to examine whether we behave like a Bodhisattva, to see whether we have many worries, and whether we are diligent.

When we attain the fruition of a Bodhisattva, we can control ourselves and exist in such a way that all our behaviours possess noble qualities.

Regard other people’s problems as our own. Always have the interests of others at heart and refrain from harbouring selfish thoughts.

Selfishness leads to distracting thoughts, which, if left unchecked, will make us more disturbed and miserable.

 

有时一对别人评论,就有因果。知因懂果,每天不懈的努力;学佛后稍不留神就退步了。

要控制好自己的心态,像不像菩萨,烦恼多不多,精进不精进,菩萨靠自觉。

对人家的事要像自己一样,对人要有公心,不能有私心,有私心就有杂念,杂念不除,越想越烦,想多了就会难过。

 

– Master Jun Hong Lu, Words of Wisdom Volume 2

 

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