Working with the mind in a structured way

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A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2013.

  • Motivation to become free from cyclic existence as the first step for ordination
  • Watching our mind, showing compassion or being firm, applying suitable antidote
  • Taking a gradual approach to practicing Dharma
  • Freeing the mind from anxiety and sorrow
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Do not lose control of the mind.
Diligently study the sacred Dharma.
Thus freed of anxiety and sorrow,
Concentrating the mind, one enters nirvana.

That is the vinaya of Tathagata Kanakamuni, the unattached one, the enlightened one.

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