We often hear the Buddha’s brilliant summary of the Path: “Avoid harm. Do good. Purify the mind.”
This is eminently practical advice. At every moment, in every circumstance, if we can ask these questions, we will make swift progress on the Path:
- What harmful thoughts, words, and deeds can I avoid right now?
- How can I benefit others this very moment?
- How can I purify the wrong views of separation (self-grasping) and supremacy (self-cherishing) right now?