Original Chinese Language Text By: duitang.com
(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)
‘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.
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