02 Apr '11, 8pm

Sharpen Your Intellect With Greater Concentration

Sharpen Your Intellect With Greater Concentration

“Your own mind is the cause of happiness, your own mind is the cause of suffering. To obtain happiness and pacify suffering, you have to work within your own mind.” Lama Zopa Rinpoche A young monk went to his teacher and asked if the brain was the same as the mind. The old monk told his student that if he believed that his mind resided in his brain then he must find it and bring it to him. Essentially he was instructing the young man to explore the nature of his mind through observation of thought and how it functions. Does your mind have shape, color, or form? Where does it reside and from what point do your thoughts arise? Do your thoughts have substance or, in dissolving, do they leave no trace? Coming to understand the nature of your mind trains you for a deeper concentration in your spiritual practice. The path described by Ashtanga Yoga, the eight-limbed path, includ...

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