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Real happiness has no reason. ’ If you try to be happy, you are sure to fail. Real happiness comes without being invited. ’ See, when you are happy you want to know why you are happy. at’s the way the mind is. Always wanting to know why. Keep watching how the mind creates stories and pulls you in. You don’t look at the story, you look at that function of the mind. You don’t look at the concept, the story, look at how the mind creates the story, and not you.

E mind becomes obedient. How do you know which mind is the noting mind? It is the mind that is with the object and knows of the object, arises with the object and because of the object, (and passes away with the object and because of the object). How do you know which mind is the watching mind? It’s the mind that knows where the noting mind is and what it is doing. If you have to choose between many sensations you should choose the more subtle one so that sati-samadhi increases because of the effort.

At’s the cause of lobha. If we just observe the ‘seeing’ process then lobha will not arise. Lobha (greed) can not differentiate between want and need. Dosa (anger) cannot differentiate between right and wrong. ese mind states are already in moha (delusion) and cannot know what is appropriate or not and cannot see causes and effects. Kilesa is not mature. But if you can see your mind feeling lobha, dosa, comparing itself to this or that, then this mind that is aware is more mature, it has sati, it is knowing, it is not blind.

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