Sutta question "well-trained mind"

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Sutta question "well-trained mind"

Postby Nibbida » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:15 pm

I heard a talk by a teacher that quoted something from the Pali Canon, to the effect of:

"A person's worst enemy is an untrained mind.
A person's greatest friend is a well-trained mind."

I can't find any sutta references. Can anybody think of any? Perhaps Dhammapada?

It sounds so familiar I feel like I'm missing something obvious.

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Re: Sutta question "well-trained mind"

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:27 pm

It might be this one, verse 43 from Dhammapada:

43. "Neither mother, father, nor any other relative can do one greater good than one's own well-directed mind."

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