The practice of morality
The practice of morality, which means guarding your 3 doors of body, speech and mind from indulging in unwholesome activities, equips you with mindfulness and conscientiousness. Therefore, morality is the foundation of the Buddhist path.
Practice of morality, guarding your 3 doors of body, speech and mind from indulging in unwholesome activities equips you with mindfulness and conscientiousness
Morality is the foundation of the Buddhist path.
Nothing is more important than guarding the mind. Let us constantly keep watch over it, curbing it with mindfulness and vigilance.
To practice yoga, one should go to a secluded place and should lay kusa grass on the ground and then cover it with a deerskin and a soft cloth. The seat should be neither too high nor too low and should be situated in a sacred place. The yogi should then sit on it very firmly and practice yoga to purify the heart by controlling his mind, senses and activities and fixing the mind on onepoint. (6.11-12)
When one meditates on mindfulness of the body, reflecting upon the manner in which the body comes into being then one will also see the impurities of the body.
If your practice is motivated by bodhicittaâ€”the aspiration to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all…then your practice becomes truly a practice of perfection.
The place of action [the body], the performer, the various senses, the many different kinds of endeavor, and ultimately theWhatever right or wrong action a man performs by body, mind or speech is caused by these five factors. (18.15)
Thus practicing constant control of the body, mind and activities, the mystic transcendentalist, his mind regulated, attains tothe kingdom of God [or the abode of Krishna] by cessation of material existence. (6.15)
The foundation of all spiritual practice is love. That you practice this well is my only request.