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Everything in the universe is created by our own mind

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Everything in the universe is created by our own mind. Our mind is the source of all phenomena. Form, sound, smell, taste, and tactile perception such as hot and cold, hard and soft—these are all creations of our mind. They do not exist as we usually think they do. Our consciousness is like an artist, painting every phenomenon into being. Once you have attained the state of the realm of no materiality, you will have succeeded. The realm of no materiality is the state in which we see that no phenomenon exists outside of our own mind.

– Thich Nhat Hanh, in “Old Path White Clouds: The Life Story of the Buddha”.
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One response

  1. Very thoughtful…must meditate on this one…

    March 10, 2018 at 7:47 am

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