A Short Technique for Quieting the Mind

1. Pick something about yourself that you dislike, like anger or laziness.
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2. Through conceptual reasoning, understand that the object of your displeasure is not permanent and not you. It will pass and cease to be. This is called the wisdom of emptiness.
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3. Expand the application of wisdom to realize that anything going through your mind – thoughts, objects, feelings, desires, sensations – are also not permanent and not you.
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4. Realize that your awareness of wisdom – all these negating statements you’re thinking – are also not real and not you.
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Carter Ruff

"Meaning is entered into words as objects in the dark are revealed by a lamp."

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