Student: Master, you say about the moon in the water. So the mind is the moon or water?
Master: The mind is the full moon in the sky. The water is the manifestation or direction of your true mind that is working for you. The shape of the river is the shape of the direction which is your mind working for you. Everything is created by the mind. For example, the anger. When generating one single angry thought, the process or direction is the river and the manifestation of anger is the product of its creation, the moon in the water. Where the function or creation is, there is a creator. Can you understand? Where the manifestation is, there is the mind; where the creation is, there is the creator. The direction is the creator creating the phenomenon and the direction is the stream, water and river. The direction you are creating is the river; the anger itself is the moon in the water. So, where the creation is, there is a creator. The anger is created by the mind. So the anger is the creation of the mind. It is just like the moon in the water is the creation of the moon in the sky.
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