Monday, February 23, 2009

The Well-Directed Mind

Whatever an enemy might do
to an enemy,
or a foe to a foe,
the ill-directed mind
can do to you
even worse.

Whatever a mother, father
or other kinsman
might do for you,
the well-directed mind
can do for you
even better.

-Dhammapada, 3, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

1 comment:

Victor said...

Is there mind at all? Or is there only thinking?