group meditation in China lead by a monk

Right Mindedness

From right understanding flows right mindedness/thinking/counsel
It is meant to be applied to one’s attitudes and approach towards life.

Budo asks that we cultivate purity of motivation and refrain from thoughts motivated by lust, ill will, or a desire to inflict cruelty.
It counsels us to realize that actions based on kindness and wisdom will bring happiness.

Like a solid rock that is not shaken by the wind,
So the wise are not moved by praise or blame.


Do not dwell on the past, do not dream in the future,
Concentrate the mind on the present moment.