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Concentration and the Control of Thoughts

Concentration and the Control of Thoughts

Concentration is a very important part of many spiritual disciplines. One of the elements of concentration is control and mastery […]

The Gift of Insults

The Gift of Insults

Near Tokyo, there lived a very great Samurai who had grown old and now devoted himself to teaching Zen Buddhism […]

Evil

Evil

As long as his evil action has not yet ripened, an evildoer may experience contentment. But when it ripens, the […]

Thought Control

Thought Control

We believe we are rational organised beings.  But if watch ourselves closely, we find that our mind is more like […]

Dealing with Wrong Thoughts

Dealing with Wrong Thoughts

The Spiritual journey, the path of sadhana is never smooth and easy, specially in the initial stages. One is assailed […]

The Mind

The Mind

Just as the arrow-maker straightens his arrows, so also the intelligent man straightens his thoughts, wavering and fickle, difficult to […]

Illness and the Role of the Mind

Illness and the Role of the Mind

All of us react differently to an illness. We ask ourselves, that apart from doctors and medicines, what is it […]

Light and Shadow: Intensification on the Path

Light and Shadow: Intensification on the Path

When you represent the possibility of a victory, you always have within you the thing contrary to this victory, which […]

Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell

A famous soldier came to the Master Hakuin and asked: “Master, tell me: is there really a heaven and a […]

Thoughts one can do Without

Thoughts one can do Without

“He has insulted me, he has beaten me, he has humiliated me, he has robbed me.” Those who nourish thoughts […]

Controlling the Mind

Controlling the Mind

The Dhammapada begins with conjugate verses; here is the first one: In all things the primordial element is mind. Mind […]

Beating Anger

Beating Anger

A student came before the master Bankei and asked to be helped in getting rid of his violent temper. “Show […]

Mastering One’s Thoughts

Mastering One’s Thoughts

Our thoughts play a very major role in determining our actions and the nature of our life. But we do […]

To Know and Control Oneself

To Know and Control Oneself

All spiritual disciplines lay a great stress on self-awareness and self-mastery. But its importance is not confined to spiritual seekers […]