Buddhism Day by Day: Discipline Your Mind & Gain Mastery Over it
“It may seem perfectly all right to put ourselves and our own wishes first, to simplify follow the dictates of our emotions and cravings, but the truth is that there is nothing more unreliable than our own mind. Life doesn’t always go like clockwork and things will not necessarily turn out as we hope or plan. Consequently, Nichiren frequently stressed, ‘You should become the master mind of you mind, not let your mind master you.’ We mustn’t allow ourselves to be ruled by a self-centered mind. Rather, we have to discipline our mind and gain mastery over it.”
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.