"To know the mind, - that is so near to us, yet is so unknown;
To shape the mind, - that is so unwieldy and obstinate, and yet may turn so pliant;
To free the mind, - that is in bondage all over, and yet may win freedom here
Whatsoever there is of evil, connected with evil, belonging to evil - all issues
Whatsoever there is of good, connected with good, belonging to good - all issues
Thus it is our own mind that should be established in all the Roots of the Good;
it is our own mind that should be soaked by the rain of truth; it is our own mind
that should be purified from all obstructive qualities; it is our own mind that
should be made vigorous by energy.
Mindfulness, then, is the unfailing master key for knowing the mind, and is thus
the starting point; the perfect tool for shaping the mind, and is thus the focal
point; the lofty manifestation of the achieved freedom of the mind, and is thus
the culminating point."