Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Mind Your Own Business

What a wonderful phrase... I wouldn't go so far as to say that it summarizes the Buddha's teaching but it certainly is high on my list of virtues that should exist in a person. Thinking about it more, it has many meanings:

Mind your own business - why am I busy with the faults of others?

Mind your own business - why aren't I busy fulfilling my duties to study and practice?

Mind your own business - why am I so busy?

:D

2 comments :

  1. Amen to that. Until I explored Buddhism a few years ago, there was so much about myself and my mental habits I was thoroughly unaware of.

    I think that Buddhist transformation is very slow and gradual, but once you start down that path, it really does work. I like to think of it as a tree that starts as a sapling, but takes a long time to grow.

    With that in mind, mindfulness is one of the best parts of Buddhism. If we could just mind ourself and what we're doing or thinking, how much better we could be. :)

    Good to see you're well, Bhante, by the way. Take care!

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  2. Alicia4:34 PM

    Hello,

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    Thanks for sharing:)

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