The mind is the forerunner of all things. Whatever we put our mind on is what we identify ourselves as.If we put our mind on the things of the world, we identify ourselves as a thing in the world. If we put our mind on the unborn, undying, immutable, we identify ourselves with the infinite, eternal existence of being.
Study the mind and see what you think you are? A thing in the world or the unborn, undying, immutable being. Watch how the mind causes suffering with the thoughts and ideas that you put your mind on. All sorts of likes and dislikes, judgements and opinions, wanting and getting any thing at all, longing and fretting are the cause of suffering.
We make a mistake when we think the external world of things is the cause of suffering. REMEMBER: The mind is the forerunner of all things.
May we with all beings realize
the emptiness of the three wheels,
giver, receiver and gift.
Don’t give up. Keep going.
Fashi Lao Yue
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