The Original Mind and its empty nature

This is a passage from a short book I’m currently reading. Ajahn Chah, the author, explains beautifully in few words what afflicts us as humans. And to my lack of surprise, it’s something a lot of people fail to explain in, sometimes, 300+ pages books…

About this mind… in truth it isn’t really anything. It’s just a phenomenon. Within itself, it’s already peaceful. That the mind is not peaceful these days is because it follows moods…

Sense impressions come and trick it into happiness, suffering, gladness and sorrow, but the mind’s true nature is none of those things. That gladness or sadness is not the mind, but only a mood coming to deceive us. The untrained mind gets lost and follows these things, it forgets itself, then we think that it is we who are upset, or at ease, or whatever. But really, this mind of ours is already unmoving and peaceful…

Our practice is simply to see the Original Mind. So we must train the mind to know those sense impressions and not get lost in them. To make it peaceful. Just this is the aim of all this difficult practice we put ourselves through. ~ Ajahn Chah, A Taste Of Freedom

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I've been trading for a living since 2006. By merging mindfulness (an in-depth study of the mind and its tendencies in the present moment), a good trading process, and an efficient business practice, I went from being a losing trader to a consistently profitable one. Through my work here at Trading Composure, I aim at helping you do the same.
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