When the mind complains about the shortage of enjoyable sense objects, contemplate the shortage of enjoyment in the supposedly enjoyable sense objects
Mar09

When the mind complains about the shortage of enjoyable sense objects, contemplate the shortage of enjoyment in the supposedly enjoyable sense objects

Suppose we go to a hotel to eat a full meal and find that the delicacy we wanted is provided only in limited quantity. Our mind…

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Don’t fight against your bad habits — cultivate good habits and let them fight against your bad habits
Mar04

Don’t fight against your bad habits — cultivate good habits and let them fight against your bad habits

When we have some bad habits, we often strive to get rid of them. If we fail repeatedly, we may become disheartened and quit.…

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Attachment makes us blind, arrogance keeps us blind
Mar03

Attachment makes us blind, arrogance keeps us blind

Suppose someone allures an unsuspecting passerby into a dark alley and then attacks them so brutally as to blind them. That…

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Even if we can’t drive away inner impurities, we can still drive away from inner impurities
Feb17

Even if we can’t drive away inner impurities, we can still drive away from inner impurities

Suppose an obscene billboard comes up in our neighborhood. If we want our locality to be family-friendly, we will want that…

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If we are defeated by temptation, it doesn’t mean we can’t win — it just means we can’t win alone
Feb13

If we are defeated by temptation, it doesn’t mean we can’t win — it just means we can’t win alone

Suppose we resolve to reject a temptation, but fail, and fail repeatedly. We may become disheartened thinking, “I can…

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The mind makes the uncomfortable seem unbearable and then makes us do the unconscionable
Jan18

The mind makes the uncomfortable seem unbearable and then makes us do the unconscionable

Suppose someone lives in a place with uncomfortably hot weather. If they accept their situation, they will gradually get…

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