Cultivating the Jewel of our Mind

 
The Buddhist teachings suggest we have a mind that is luminous and precious (like a diamond) and that our happiness depends on us cultivating this jewel within. Drawing on the Buddha’s sutras, I show how finding this jewel of our mind requires effort, patience and a willingness to go against the flow of what society calls happiness.

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Suttas used in this video:

Please be aware of the copyright license for each sutta.

“Nava Sutta: The Ship” (SN 22.101), translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Access to Insight (Legacy Edition), 30 November 2013, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn22/sn22.101.than.html.

“Anusota Sutta: With the Flow” (AN 4.5), translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Access to Insight (Legacy Edition), 3 July 2010, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.005.than.html.

“Kuta Sutta: Gabled” (SN 56.44), translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Access to Insight (Legacy Edition), 1 July 2010, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn56/sn56.044.than.html.

“Pansadhovaka Sutta: The Dirt-washer” (AN 3.100 (i-x)), translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Access to Insight (Legacy Edition), 27 September 2013, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an03/an03.100.01-10.than.html.

“The Elimination of Anger: With two stories retold from the Buddhist texts”, by Ven. K. Piyatissa Thera. Access to Insight (Legacy Edition), 30 November 2013, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/piyatissa/bl068.html.

“Accayika Sutta: Urgent” (AN 3.91), translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Access to Insight (Legacy Edition), 10 December 2011, http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an03/an03.091.than.html.

 
 
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