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From a believer’s point of view I do have some special relationship with some higher beings. But in my own mind I am still an ordinary Buddhist monk.
As a Buddhist monk, my concern extends to all members of the human family and, indeed, to all sentient beings who suffer.
Firstly, as a Buddhist monk, I hold that violence is not good. Secondly, I am a firm believer in the Gandhian ethic of passive resistance. And Thirdly, in reality, violence is not our strength.
The working senses are superior to dull matter; mind is higher than the senses; intelligence is still higher than the mind; and he[the soul] is even higher than the intelligence. (3.42)
Effort Within The Mind Further Limits The Mind, Because Effort Implies Struggle Towards A Goal And When You Have A Goal, A Purpose, An End In View You Have Placed A Limit On the Mind. – Bruce Lee
A transcendentalist should always engage his body, mind and self in relationship with the Supreme; he should live alone in asecluded place and should always carefully control his mind. He should be free from desires and feelings of possessiveness. (6.10)
If the love within your mind is lost, if you continue to see other beings as enemies then no matter how much knowledge or education you have, no matter how much material progress is made only suffering and confusion will ensue.
“Mathematics is never going to lead you to higher truth and you know why? Because it’s boring!” -A Beautiful Mind (2001)
“Extra ordinary things happened to extra ordinary people.” -Narnia (2010)
The Greatest Discovery of My Generation is that Humans Beings Can Alter Their Lives by Altering Their Attitudes of Mind. William James