The Still Mind


Original Chinese Language Text By:

(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)

Buddha said:

‘Many experiences encountered in life happen without planning and cannot be predicted, and those experiences that individuals would prefer to encounter, cannot be achieved by simply demanding they manifest. Many experiences happen unexpectedly, when the mind is unprepared to receive them, this is why it is better to cultivate a ‘still’ mind that is free from wants and desires. A calm mind that is free from the destructive influences of greed, hatred, and delusion, simply adjusts itself to prevailing circumstance (which are karmically produced), and is not excessive, does not demand, is not pessimistic, is not rigid, is not panicked, is not uncontrolled, is not pleased by material gains, and is not saddened by personal losses.’

©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2015.

Original Chinese Language Source Text:

佛说,生命中的许多东西是可遇不可求,刻意强求的得不到,而不曾被期待的往往会不期而至。 因此,要拥有一颗安闲自在的心,一切随缘,顺其自然,不怨怒,不躁进,不过度,不强求,不悲观,不刻板,不慌乱,不忘形,不以物喜,不以己悲。

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