‘Whatever you frequently think and ponder upon, that will become the inclination of your mind’ – the Buddha

The Buddha spoke about the powerful ability of our thoughts to shape the people we become. Yet unlike meditation or mindfulness, reflection is not widely put forward as an essential Buddhist practice. Ratnaguna writes, “Reading some books, you’d think that Buddhists aren’t supposed to think at all, as if thinking somehow contaminates the mind. Of … [ Read More ]