Developed Mind

“I don’t envision a single thing that, when undeveloped, leads to such great harm as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped leads to great harm.”

“I don’t envision a single thing that, when developed, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed leads to great benefit.” – AN 1.23-24

“Nāhaṁ, bhikkhave, aññaṁ ekadhammampi samanupassāmi yaṁ evaṁ abhāvitaṁ mahato anatthāya saṁvattati yathayidaṁ, bhikkhave, cittaṁ. Cittaṁ, bhikkhave, abhāvitaṁ mahato anatthāya saṁvattatī’’ti.

“Nāhaṁ, bhikkhave, aññaṁ ekadhammampi samanupassāmi yaṁ evaṁ bhāvitaṁ mahato atthāya saṁvattati yathayidaṁ, bhikkhave, cittaṁ. Cittaṁ, bhikkhave, bhāvitaṁ mahato atthāya saṁvattatī’’ti.

“ရဟန်းတို့ မပွါများအပ်သေးသော ဤ စိတ်သည် များစွာ အကျိုးမဲ့ခြင်းငှါ ဖြစ်သကဲ့သို့ ဤအတူ များစွာ အကျိုးမဲ့ခြင်းငှါဖြစ်သော အခြား တထုသောတရားကိုမျှလည်း ငါမမြင်။ ရဟန်းတို့ မပွါးများအပ်သေးသော စိတ်သည် များစွာအကျိုးမဲ့ခြင်းငှါ ဖြစ်၏။”

“ရဟန်းတို့ ပွါးများအပ်ပြီးသော ဤ စိတ်သည် များစွာ အကျိုးရှိခြင်းငှါ ဖြစ်သကဲ့သို့ ဤအတူ များစွာ အကျိုးရှိခြင်းငှါ ဖြစ်သော အခြား တခုသောတရားကိုမျှလည်း ငါမမြင်။ ရဟန်းတို့ ပွါးများအပ်ပြီးသော စိတ်သည် များစွာအကျိုးရှိခြင်းငှါ ဖြစ်၏။”

“Ta không thấy một pháp nào khác, này các Tỷ-kheo, lại đưa đến bất lợi lớn, này các Tỷ-kheo, như tâm không được tu tập. Tâm không được tu tập, này các Tỷ-kheo, đưa đến bất lợi lớn.”

“Ta không thấy một pháp nào khác, này các Tỷ-kheo, lại đưa đến lợi ích lớn, này các Tỷ-kheo, như tâm được tu tập. Tâm được tu tập, này các Tỷ-kheo, đưa đến lợi ích lớn.

Blue Tailed Bee Eater ©Ashin Sopāka 2017

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