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THE FIVE SPIRITUAL POWERS
What most people call power Buddhists call cravings.
The five cravings are for wealth, fame, sex, fancy food,
and lots of sleep.
The five powers are
faith, diligence, mindfulness, concentration, and insight.
The five powers are the foundation of real happiness;
they are based on concrete practices we will learn in this
The Power of Faith
The first source of energy is faith. When you have the
energy of faith in you, you are strong. In the Gospel,
Jesus said that people with faith could move mountains.
But the word faith is better translated as “confidence”
and “trust,” because it is about something inside you
and not directed toward something external.
The Power of Diligence
The second kind of power is diligence. You are capable
of coming back to your best and highest self, but you
must maintain this practice. Don’t allow yourself to get
distracted and forget to practice. Practice regularly,
daily, with the support of your family, friends, and
community—this is diligence and discipline.
There are four aspects of diligence. The first is that
when negative emotions haven’t manifested in your
mind, you don’t give them a chance to manifest. In
Buddhist psychology, we describe our
having two layers, two levels. The lower layer is called
store consciousness, and the upper layer is called mind
consciousness. Mind consciousness is our normal,
waking mind; store consciousness is our unconscious
The second aspect of diligence is calming and
replacing negative seeds that do manifest in your
conscious mind. When a negative seed is triggered—the
seed of despair, the seed of anger, or the seed of
violence—you need to know how to help it stop
manifesting and return to its original form as a seed.
Don’t let it stay too long on the upper level of mind
consciousness, because if it stays a long time, it will
grow stronger and cause a lot of destruction. There are
many ways to calm a negative energy without
suppressing or fighting it. You recognize it, you smile to
it, and you invite something nicer to come up and
replace it; you read some inspiring words, you listen to
a piece of beautiful music, you go somewhere in nature,
or you do some walking meditation.
The third aspect of diligence is to always invite good
seeds to manifest. You know that you have a seed of
love, a seed of forgiveness, a seed of joy, of peace, of
happiness. Learn ways to touch them and help them
manifest. If you live in a good environment, where you
are supported by a loving, healthy community, you have plenty of opportunities to help these positive
The fourth aspect of diligence is trying keep a
good mental formation in the living room as long as
possible. We have to nourish it, to keep it in our mind.
If a seed of compassion, a seed of joy, or a seed of
peace in manifesting as a mental formation, it is good for
you, so keep it there, invite it to stay, don’t let it go
.back down to the basement