The supreme of all efforts is to subdue one’s mind. Be constantly aware of one’s mind because our mind is very unstable. Our mind is very gross and rough. When we are able to pacify and remove the delusions from our minds, our minds will become very flexible and peaceful.
The mind is like a big processing center. It processes information fed to it and ‘suggests’ actions, solutions to be taken based on all the information it received - information received presently and in the past. Hence, it is very important that the mind is fed the right information.
Research has clearly demonstrated that the subconscious mind makes no distinction between constructive and destructive thought-impulses, and will drive our actions based on the material we used in nourishing it.
The world is in a very feverish state. The mind changes from like to dislike with the feverishness of the world. If we can learn to make the mind still, it will be the greatest help to the world.
The knowing mind is active in attending, selecting and interpreting; but it must attend to, select from and interpret what is presented to it; and therefore, it must be passive as well as active.
The mind tends toward stillness but it is opposed by craving. - Shui-ch'ing Tzu
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. - Lieh Tzu