August 27th, 2014

The Nature of Mind

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If this elephant of mind is bound on all sides by the cord of mindfullness,

All fear disappears and complete happiness comes.

All enemies; all the tigers, lions, elephants, bears, serpents (of our emotions);

And all the keepers of hell; the demons and the horrors,

All of these are bound by the mastery of your mind,

And by the taming of that one mind, all are subdued,

Because from the mind are derived all fears and all immeasureable sorrows.

SHANTIDEVA