Buddhism Is Not About Attaining Some State of Mind

We have this idea and it’s part of our culture, has been created in this culture. That is “if we practice properly we can get this state of mind that is fixed and stable and is just the way we like it." That’s like finding a cloud in the sky and saying “that’s my cloud, it will never change." It doesn’t work that way. Buddhism is not about attaining some state of mind. Buddhism is about being clear about the mind that you have. Whatever it is in each moment. If you are feeling irritated, be clear about that. If you are having a good experience, be clear about that. Don’t be deceived. See what is actually happening in the moment. Then you can use your life to make a difference in this world.