Concentration is the means for training and centering the mind. Through Right Concentration we bring our
ordinarily restless, unconcentrated mind into a state of tranquility, one-pointedness, and unbroken
training the mind through Right Concentration, we extinguish the delusion, self-centered desire, and destructive
thinking that rule the scattered, untrained mind. In this way, we develop serenity and mental/emotional
stability, and we gain insight into the true nature of reality.
Concentration leads one through the various stages of Dhyana (meditation) into equanimity, joy, purity of mind,
and attainment of the highest wisdom.
Right Concentration is a fully engaged means of training the mind and heart to be completely present in each
moment, without cutting ourselves off from others or escaping the responsibilities of life.
Through Right Concentration we cultivate mental discipline/concentration, an essential aspect of the
Source: Used with permission from Neil Cohen at Naljor Prison
Dharma Service, PO Box 1177, Mount Shasta CA 96067.
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