Chan Master Sheng Yen

‘When negative attitudes like greed and jealousy dominate our mind, we tend to commit actions that cause frustration and dis-ease in ourselves and others. Conversely, when wholesome factors like compassion and humility pervade the mind, our actions lead to wellbeing and stability. Hence, our persistent striving to manipulate the external environment to find happiness and dispel suffering is futile, for it is the negative mental factors dwelling inside us that cause all our suffering and confusion.’ (There is no Suffering)

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