June 08, 2015

Gautama Buddha on a Well-Directed Mind

Whatever an enemy might do to an enemy, or a foe to a foe,
the ill-directed mind can do to you even worse.

Whatever a mother, father or other kinsman might do for you,
the well-directed mind can do for you even better.
— Gautama Buddha,
Pali Canon v. 42-43
Translation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu