“My mind is full of anger and fear, dear Lama. What should I do?” asked a Tibetan disciple.

“The first step is to be aware of the state of your mind before you can overcome your anger, your fear and all your negative emotions,” said the lama.

“How do I become aware of the state of my mind?”

“Let me suggest a simple technique. Go to a mountain stream, collect 20 small pebbles, take them home and put them on a table. Then get a black bowl and a white bowl. Put the white bowl on your left and the black bowl on your right, then close your eyes and observe the movement of your mind. Whenever a negative ...


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