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Hey Friend: Refine Your Mind!

Every friend is an extension of me. Every friend has taught me what I am.
How can I not be thankful to those friends, who cared for me, loved me,
and gave me a warm experience of the feeling of genuine love?
How can I not be thankful to those friends, who made me feel that I am

so beautiful, and gave me the feeling of being on the top of the world?
How can I not be thankful to those friends, who has given me the knowledge
and helped me to stand in front of the world with the feeling of security.
How can I not be thankful to those friends, who went away from me and
gave me the experience of detachment from loved ones, and loneliness?
How can I not be thankful to those friends, who cheated me and thereby
gave me the dreadful experience of the feelings of hate and anger?
How can I not be thankful to those friends, who left me and found another
friend and thereby gave me experience of illustrative jealousy?
How can I not be thankful to those friends, who put me down and made me
feel inferior by showing my weakness, giving me the experience of deprivation?
How can I not be thankful to ALL those friends, who just made me think
that my mind is in the control of others, and nothing is in my own control?
One day I sat in the corner of my room, thinking and thinking, looking here
and there, and then saw what: A glance at a book of the Buddha!



How can I not be thankful towards the Buddha who explained compassion to me?
My dear friend, destroy the seeds of those feelings that dominate your mind:
Why donít you try to destroy these mental seeds of hate?
Why donít you try to destroy these mental seeds of greed?
Why donít you try to destroy these mental seeds of anger?
Why donít you try to destroy these mental seeds of doubt?
Why donít you try to destroy these mental seeds of jealousy?
Why donít you try to destroy these mental seeds of laziness?
Why donít you try to destroy these mental seeds of clinging?
 



These emotions are very harmful to your mindÖ Reform your mind dear friend!
Dhamma will teach you, how to reform nothing other than your own mind.
That doctrine will transform the entire world... Poem by: Deepali Nandeshwar

 

Video on Mettā  Meditation on Friendliness:
How to cure Depression? https://vimeo.com/73424140

 

Wonderful it is to train the mind,

so swiftly moving, seizing whatever it wants.

Good is it to have a well-trained mind,

for a well-trained mind brings happiness.

Dhammapada 35


 

More on  Friendliness (Mettā):
Metta, Buddha on Noble Friendship, Good_Friendship,
Selfless Friendship is Sweetest, All Embracing Kindness,

Hey Friend :-)


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