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Your worst enemy cannot harm you
as much as your own thoughts, unguarded.

But once mastered,
no one can help you as much,
not even your father or your mother.

– The Buddha

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3 Responses to “Guard Your Mind”

  1. Thank you. It is indeed the real truth. When one comes of age, one realises the gem in this statement. My challenge – how do we help convey this truth to future generations? For it is only with true understanding that one will be able to get on the right path, life after life.
    Please advise. Metta

  2. As many avenues as possible should be used to share the Dharma…

    1. Books relating to assortment of issues with the Buddhist teachings (e.g. http://thedailyenlightenment.com/2011/05/get-tde-book-1-2-3-4 )

    2. e-Book versions of the above (e.g. right column of http://thedailyenlightenment.com – not exactly e-book but close)

    3. Facebook (e.g. https://www.facebook.com/TheDailyEnlightenment )

    4. Twitter (e.g. http://twitter.com/stonepeace , http://twitter.com/tdenews )

    5. Websites (e.g. http://thedailyenlightenment.com )

    6. Blogs (e.g. http://moonpointer.com )

    7. Newsletters (e.g. http://thedailyenlightenment.com/enewsletter/104.php )

    8. Talks & Classes (e.g. http://thedailyenlightenment.com/category/11 )

    9. Dharma practice with interactive fellowship sessions, outings… (e.g. http://tinyurl.com/namoamituofo

    10. Advertisements (online and offline in all kinds of media) to publicise the above – needs funds – this is a crucial part. Even if what similar or better than the above is available, most will not know about such projects if there is lack of good publicity and marketing.

    11. Any more pointers, anyone?

  3. First find your true self, then give it away.

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