” You can learn not to want what you want, to recognize desires but not be controlled by them. “


” You can’t ever get everything you want. It is impossible. Luckily, there is another option: You can learn to control your mind, to step outside of the endless cycle of desire and aversion. “


” Let come what comes, and accommodate yourself to that, whatever it is. If good mental images arise, that is fine. If bad mental images arise, that is fine, too. Look on all of it as equal, and make yourself comfortable with whatever happens. “


” When you have learned compassion for yourself, compassion for others is automatic. “


” Meditation changes your character. “


” Watch the functioning of your own mind in a calm and detached manner so you can gain insight into your own behavior. “



All 6 Henepola Gunaratana Quotes about You in picture


You can learn not to want what you want, to recognize desires but not be controlled by them.
You can


Let come what comes, and accommodate yourself to that, whatever it is. If good mental images arise, that is fine. If bad mental images arise, that is fine, too. Look on all of it as equal, and make yourself comfortable with whatever happens.
When you have learned compassion for yourself, compassion for others is automatic.
Meditation changes your character.
Watch the functioning of your own mind in a calm and detached manner so you can gain insight into your own behavior.
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