No doubt the PEACE OF MIND IS THE PRECIOUS TREASURE for the entire human race from its evolution. To attain it we ought to have trained?our mind with right understanding. Certainly, a pure mind would refrain from the cultivation of attachment to desires.
PEACE IS THE NATURAL MENTAL STATE
The natural state of the human mind is peace. Due to contamination with defilements, it becomes restless. Compassion, gratitude, kindness, and equanimity are the basic fundamental qualities of it. Ignorance transforms these merits into defilements viz. animosity, hatred, lust, greed, and anger. Obviously, it is required that we perform our daily task with mindfulness. It may be developed by the practice of the meditation with the wisdom of the right understanding.
EGO OBSTRUCTS MENTAL PEACE
By nature, every human believes that self is eternal so he/she develops an attachment to it. Both the human body and mind neither are self nor belongs to it. Thos wrong view obstructs the path of enlightenment.
” Someone criticises me the self-feels hurt. Any of my desires remain unfulfilled the self-becomes dissatisfied. Similarly, other such favorable/unfavorable conditions may occur.”
These unsatisfactory conditions cause the feeling of anger which may disturb the mental state of peace. As a result, the compassion and friendship get transformed into hatred and animosity. Therefore, we shall avoid clinging to this perception of self.
We shall practice meditation to develop the right mindfulness. This would certainly, enhance the purity of mind which will ensure the transformation?of the defilements into merits. The pure mind comprises the precious treasure of the following merits;-
- love ( well being of all ).
In order to attain the pure state of the mind, we must practice the meditation of detachment from the self. The perception of attachment to the self is the greatest obstacle on the path to attain the tranquility and enlightenment.
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