Mind That Heals, Mind That Hurts
2.1 “Mind is the forerunner of all states.” – The Buddha
“By mind the world is led;
- Dhammapada 1,2
What this means:
1. Mind is the source of everything in this world, both good and bad. Everything is mind created.
2. Our actions, both speech and deed, also originate from our mind. Our mind is the creator (maker). It’s also the controller (master).
3. If our thoughts are unwholesome, our speech and actions will be unwholesome, and sufferings must naturally follow.
4. If our thoughts are wholesome, our speech and actions will be wholesome, and happiness must naturally follow.
“Whatever (harm) a foe may do to a foe, or a hater to a hater, an ill-directed mind can do far greater harm to oneself.” – Dhammapada, 42.