Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Well-Directed Mind

The mind is restless, unsteady,
hard to guard, hard to control.
Wise is the one who makes it straight
like a fletcher straightens an arrow.

It is good to rein in the mind,
which is unruly, capricious, rushing wherever it pleases.
A mind so harnessed will bring one happiness.

Your worst enemy cannot harm you
as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
A well-directed mind creates more happiness
Than even the loving actions of a parent.

Shakyamuni Buddha

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