慈濟傳播人文志業基金會
Jing Si Aphorisms

The Buddha says:

If your mind is seduced by evil

or captured by desires,

you should immediately put a stop to it.

Do not allow the mind to do as it wishes.

You should be the master of your mind.

 

A true loving mind is one that takes good care of itself.

 

Most people are careless. They neglect their minds and allow them to churn endlessly, producing greed, anger, delusion, arrogance and doubt.

 

Once these five illnesses of the mind start to develop, they begin to create the seeds of bad karma. Once these are planted, unimaginable results will inevitably follow.

 

This is all because we do not take good care of our minds.

With scientific progress, by examining the chromosomes of a fetus, we can predict the occurrence and even the time for certain traits, such as certain personality disorders, mental illnesses, and the predisposition for suicide.

This is what Buddhists refer to as the law of cause and effect. When a person dies, nothing except karmic causes follow the soul. This “karmic awareness” shows up in a person’s genes.

Summer 2017