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A Mind Gone Great

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There are two other states of mind. A mind gone great and a mind not gone great. What is meant by a mind gone great? It means the mind is firmly established in right mindfulness, it is one pointed, it is well composed and equanimous. To such a mind we say, it is a mind going great. So the three hallmarks of a mind gone great are right mindfulness, concentration and equanimity. The further they grow, the greater the mind grows. Greater is the power of the mind. Greater is the opportunity for wisdom to dawn in such a mind. One of the purposes of this Practice is to acquire a mind that is gone great. As we keep developing this meditation, be it Samadhi Bhavana or Vipassana Bhavana, this mind can go great. Because mindfulness, concentration and equanimity is all the time developing. If the mind is not in right mindfulness, if there is no concentration, if there is no equanimity in the mind, then such a mind has not gone great. That would be due to one or more of the hindrances yet arising in the mind and such a mind is said to be a mind not gone great.

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