The new year should not [just]
be about getting new things.
It should be about getting a new
[and better] state of mind
[for spiritual development].

– Geshe Yonten (paraphrased)


  • can our state of mind be renewed? As all we are, are sets of memories stored. Perhaps we can bring in new enlightening ones and discard the old unenlightening ones.7

  • Our minds are renewed simply by purposely changing our minds. Even if not, our mind still changes, like a flickering candle flame. A static mind does not exist, just like a non-flickering flame does not: https://thedailyenlightenment.com/2015/03/the-body-candle-the-mind-flame

    Memories are not static too, as they can change when recalled clearer, or (re)interpreted differently. Memories are recalled using the flickering mind now too.


Please Be Mindful Of Your Speech, Namo Amituofo!

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