“Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking & pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness. If a monk keeps pursuing thinking imbued with sensuality, abandoning thinking imbued with renunciation, his mind is bent by that thinking imbued with sensuality. If a monk keeps pursuing thinking imbued with ill will, abandoning thinking imbued with non-ill will, his mind is bent by that thinking imbued with ill will. If a monk keeps pursuing thinking imbued with harmfulness, abandoning thinking imbued with harmlessness, his mind is bent by that thinking imbued with harmfulness.”

– Siddhartha Gautama, The Buddha

Quote Number: 1075

Source: Bhikkhu, Thanissaro, Trans. “Dvedhavitakka Sutta: Two Sorts of Thinking.” Dvedhavitakka Sutta: Two Sorts of Thinking. 1997. Accessed June 7, 2015.

Source Notes: The entire Sutta text can be found online, both in English and Pali here

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