Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Zealously Guard the Mind

Book coverThose who wish to protect their practice should zealously guard the mind. The practice cannot be protected without guarding the unsteady mind.

Tigers, lions, elephants, bears, snakes, all enemies, all guardians of hells, evil spirits, and demons become controlled by controlling the mind alone. By subduing the mind alone, they all become subdued.

For the Propounder of the Truth said that all fears and immeasurable sufferings arise from the mind only.

From A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life by Shantideva, page 85

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