As we continue to Spring clean our homes and our lives, this quote reminded me of the importance of cleaning up our thought process. I hope it inspires you to think positive, take action, and move forward in your life.
This is from “The Top 10 Inspirational Buddha Quotes”
“All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?”
This is the core of personal development. It points towards the need to train and develop the mind and to free it from limits and negativity.
The other quote “The mind is the source of happiness and unhappiness.” makes the same point with the special notion of happiness. The mind used correctly – i.e. constructive, empowering, solution- and action-oriented, positive, truth-seeking – can create happiness. But used poorly – i.e. blaming, egocentric, negative, blinded by ambition or separation – it will create unhappiness for us. Training the mind is the key here.
The quote may also point to a transformation by awakening directly, where the mind becomes the servant of the self and not the creator of a self-image (the concept of the ego) as a replacement for the true self.