"Buddhists believe the mechanism of the human mind is faulty, like a clock running too fast or too slow." #readingToday

Buddhists believe the mechanism of the human mind is faulty, like a clock running too fast or too slow. No matter how rational or mentally fit we believe ourselves to be, much of our lives is spent obsessing about our social and professional standing, about getting sick and growing old, yearning for more of this and less of that, chewing over our faults and those of other people. Buddhists believe that our minds create dukkha: the suffering or sense of “unsatisfactoriness” that is part and parcel of ordinary human existence, the incessant itch of wanting more pleasure and more possessions, trying to hold on to some experiences while frantically trying to push others away.

Siddhartha's Brain: Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment" by James Kingsland

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