Buddhists regard the mind as being very important. We can also see that the mind possesses a great deal of power. For example, sometimes when the energy and power of the mind arise, there can be a huge effect on the body. Whether you believe in Buddhism or not, we can all see that when the mind is happy and healthy, the body also benefits while if the mind is unhappy, the body also suffers and gets sick more often. This is where the aspect of Buddhist practice comes in, where we start to ask how do we actually make the mind happy? In the Buddhist view, we see that the mind is the basis of happiness and that on the basis of training the mind, we can accomplish and transform many things. In terms of actual practice, we look at how we actually go about training the mind.
~ Khangser Rinpoche ~