Sunday, July 23, 2006

Training in Virtue

What really strikes me in this practice that we undertake is the concept of training, and the virtue that comes from training. I'd never before thought how useful it might be to have such virtues as patience, sobriety, generousity, contentment, or renunciation, let alone consider that there might be a way to train oneself to become the owner of said virtues.

And yet it is so very clear that the world's problems could all be solved if people would just learn this simple practice which has such benefit for the mind and for the world.

There is truly nothing more useful than the well-trained mind.