Ven. Robina on mental cultivation - love and kindness
- "This is the job [of enlightenment] - continually lessening the
deluded states of mind and continually growing the positive. And
there's an organic, natural kind of process, not just some kind of
random thing. It's like you would growing anything. If you continue
practice piano, you will continue to become a better musician, won't
you? It's logical. If you continue to nourish the seeds in your
ground, the trees will continue to grow. It's not random at all. So
if you continue to grow love and kindness and patience and
generosity, and if you continue to pull out the weeds of anger and
hate and jealousy and pride, it's not a random result; it's a very
clear and logical result. You will become an astonishing person."
~ Ven. Robina Courtin, "On Being Human," audio lecture.
May this be of benefit.