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“Civilization changes a person on the outside. Meditation softens a person from within, through and through.”

by Bhante Gunaratana from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: Bhante Gunaratana, meditation vs learning, meditation, compassion



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“Somewhere in this process, you will come face to face with the sudden and shocking realization that you are completely crazy. ... No problem. You are not crazier than you were yesterday.”

by Bhante Gunaratana from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: Bhante Gunaratana, crazy, fear, starting out, mindfulness experience



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“All that is necessary to eliminate those things that are keeping you in bondage is a clear, nonconceptual perception of what they are and how they work.”

by Bhante Gunaratana from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: change, self-improvement, mindfulness, understanding, Bhante Gunaratana, perception, knowledge, freedom



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“The more hours you spend in meditation, the greater your ability to calmly observe every impulse and intention, thought and emotion, just as it arises in the mind.”

by Bhante Gunaratana from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: mindfulness, awareness, emotion management, meditation, Bhante Gunaratana, Mindfulness in Plain English



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“Try to force things out of the mind and you merely add energy to them.”

by Bhante Gunaratana from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: energy, letting be, force, meditation, thoughts, Bhante Gunaratana, Mindfulness in Plain English



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“Meditation changes your character by a process of sensitization, by making you deeply aware of your own thoughts, words, and deeds.”

by Bhante Gunaratana from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: self-improvement, change, empathy, awareness, self-knowledge, Bhante Gunaratana



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“Meditation is called the Great Teacher. It is the cleansing crucible fire that works slowly but surely, through understanding.”

by Bhante Gunaratana from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: meditation, understanding, change, Bhante Gunaratana



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“The process of becoming who you will be begins first with the total acceptance of who you are.”

by Bhante Gunaratana from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: becoming what you are, acceptance, change, self-improvement, Bhante Gunaratana



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