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The Head of the Thoughts newsletter theme june july 2014

~ The Head of the Thoughts

A brother asked an old man:

What shall I do? For many thoughts are bothering me, and I don’t know how to fight back. The old man said: Do not fight against all of them, but against one. In fact, all thoughts of monks have a single head. Therefore, you have to figure out which and what kind it is, and fight against it. By doing so, you can defeat the rest of those thoughts.

(pg. 33, Desert Wisdom, translated by Yushi Nomura)

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