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This is the heart of Buddhism. But people keep jumping over it; they don’t want this one. The renunciation of all wrongdoing, great and 62 f o o d f o r t h e h e a rt small, from bodily, verbal, and mental actions—this is the teaching of the buddhas. If we were to dye a piece of cloth, we’d have to wash it ﬁrst. But most people don’t do that. Without looking at the cloth, they dip it into the dye straight away. If the cloth is dirty, dying it makes it come out even worse than before. Think about it.
You won’t know anything if you are always looking outside. That’s the trouble with people not looking at themselves. Looking inward, you will see good and evil. Seeing goodness, we can take it to heart and practice accordingly. Giving up the bad, practicing the good—this is the heart of Buddhism. Sabba p›passa akara˚aª—not committing any wrongdoing, whether through body, speech, or mind. That’s the right practice, the teaching of the buddhas. Then our cloth will be clean. 10 If the mind is virtuous and skillful, we don’t have to bus all over the countryside looking for merit.
If we are mindful of thoughts as soon as they arise, and keep diligently returning to the meditation subject, the mind will become quieter and quieter. When the 48 f o o d f o r t h e h e a rt mind is peaceful and concentrated, release it from the breath as the object of concentration. Now begin to examine the body and mind composed of the ﬁve khandhas 6 (groups of existence comprising body and mind): material form, feelings, perceptions, mental formations, and consciousness. Examine these ﬁve khandhas as they come and go.