Hoa Vo Uu (Buddha Dharma Education Association)
Venerable Shravasti Dhammika
The Buddha’s Words of Wisdom
How does one live practicing contemplation of mind? Concerning this?
One knows a mind with greed as a mind with greed, and a mind without greed as a mind without greed.
Once knows a mind with hatred as a mind with hatred, and a mind without hatred as a mind without hatred.
One knows a mind with delusion as a mind with delusion, and a mind without delusion as a mind without delusion.
One knows the contracted mind as contracted mind, the distracted mind as distracted, the developed mind as developed, and undeveloped mind as undeveloped.
One knows the mind with some mental state superior to it as the mind with some mental state superior to it, and the mind with no mental state superior to it as the mind with no mental state superior to it.
One knows the concentrated mind as concentrated, the unconcentrated mind as unconcentrated, the mind that is freed as freed, and the mind that is not freed as not freed.
Thus one dwells contemplating mind internally and externally. One dwells contemplating the origination factors and the dissolution factors in the mind, or one’s mindfulness that “there is mind” is established to the extent necessary for knowledge and mindfulness. Independent one dwells, clinging to nothing in the world.