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Straighten Out the Mind (Thanissaro Bhikkhu)

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  • antony272b2
    Often, when people have made up their minds to straighten out the world, the things they do to straighten out the world tend to get very unskillful and they
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 8, 2013
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      "Often, when people have made up their minds to straighten out the world, the things they do to straighten out the world tend to get very unskillful and they end up making things worse. They don't like other people's greed, anger, and delusion, yet in the course of trying to straighten them out, they inflict them with their own greed, anger, and delusion. They simply compound the problem.
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      You're not going to find true happiness by straightening out the world, but you //can// find true happiness by straightening out the mind. Doing skillful things, saying skillful things, thinking skillful things: This is how your world is going to become a better world."
      http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/meditations2.html#load
      From: A Load of Straw by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
      For Free Distribution, as a gift of Dhamma, from Access to Insight and Thanissaro Bhikkhu

      With metta / Antony.
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