Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Via Daily Dharma: Examining Labels

You can’t go preventing pleasure and pain, you can’t keep the mind from labeling things and forming thoughts, but you can put these things to a new use. If the mind labels a pain, saying, “I hurt,” you have to examine the label carefully, contemplate it until you see that it’s wrong: the pain isn’t really yours. It’s simply a sensation that arises and passes away, that’s all.  

—Upasika Kee Nanayon, "Tough Teachings To Ease The Mind"