Posted by: Upāsaka | 06/14/2015

Keeping the Mind Pure

For the last few days I have been really intent on keeping my mind and thoughts as pure as possible. This is largely due to my contemplations on the devas but also a result of my long acquaintance with the Teachings on heedfulness and satipatthana. 

As with all of the Teachings,  I now see the great benefit of devanussati in making more tangible the reality of kamma (here’s the carrot) and showing that even our innermost thoughts may be read like a book by any number of beings which we cannot now perceive (and,  here,  the stick).

As a result,  when I am walking and have no other object in mind I turn to lightly inspecting the quality of my thoughts and repeating the meditation words “May I keep my mind pure” as a story of mental shorthand for the variety of tasks required to apply Right Action worth Right Effort.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Categories

Good Girl Grown Up

In the Process of Learning to Break the Rules

Path Press

an existential approach to the Buddha's teaching

nwspiritism

NorthWest Spiritism - Explore Your Destiny

QUANTUM AWARENESS

Are Buddhists, Neuroscientists, and Quantum Physicists saying the same thing in different languages? Let's finally bring the two together and have an enlightening discussion.

Pure Dhamma

A Quest to Recover Buddha's True Teachings