Why Meditate: training the mind

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Tibetan master Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche reminds us, that “we don’t need to train our minds to improve our ability to get upset or jealous. We don’t need an anger accelerator or a pride amplifier.”
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By contrast, training the mind is crucial if we want to refine and sharpen our attention; develop emotional balance, inner peace, and wisdom; and cultivate dedication to the welfare of others.
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We have within ourselves the potential to develop these qualities, but they will not develop by themselves or just because we want them to.
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They require training.
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And all training requires perseverance and enthusiasm, as I have already said.
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We won’t learn to ski by practicing one or two minutes a month.
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