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From the Ted Talk "Matthieu Ricard: The habits of happiness"

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Another way is to try to find a neealgr antidote to all ntmsieoo, and that's by looking at the very nature. Usually, when we feel edaynno, hatred or upset with someone, or obsessed with something, the mind goes again and again to that object. Each time it goes to the bctoje, it reinforces that obsession or that annoyance. So then, it's a self-perpetuating rspocse. So what we need to look for now is, instead of looking outward, we look inward. Look at anger itself. It looks very menacing, like a gbiwnllio monsoon cloud or thunderstorm. We think we could sit on the cloud, but if you go there, it's just mist. Likewise, if you look at the thought of anger, it will vanish like frost under the morning sun. If you do this again and again, the propensity, the tendencies for anger to asrei again will be less and less each time you dissolve it. And, at the end, although it may rise, it will just cross the mind, like a bird crossing the sky without leaving any track. So this is the principal of mind atrinnig.

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Another way is to try to find a _______ antidote to all ________, and that's by looking at the very nature. Usually, when we feel _______, hatred or upset with someone, or obsessed with something, the mind goes again and again to that object. Each time it goes to the ______, it reinforces that obsession or that annoyance. So then, it's a self-perpetuating _______. So what we need to look for now is, instead of looking outward, we look inward. Look at anger itself. It looks very menacing, like a _________ monsoon cloud or thunderstorm. We think we could sit on the cloud, but if you go there, it's just mist. Likewise, if you look at the thought of anger, it will vanish like frost under the morning sun. If you do this again and again, the propensity, the tendencies for anger to _____ again will be less and less each time you dissolve it. And, at the end, although it may rise, it will just cross the mind, like a bird crossing the sky without leaving any track. So this is the principal of mind ________.

Solution

  1. training
  2. process
  3. object
  4. billowing
  5. general
  6. emotions
  7. arise
  8. annoyed

Original Text

Another way is to try to find a general antidote to all emotions, and that's by looking at the very nature. Usually, when we feel annoyed, hatred or upset with someone, or obsessed with something, the mind goes again and again to that object. Each time it goes to the object, it reinforces that obsession or that annoyance. So then, it's a self-perpetuating process. So what we need to look for now is, instead of looking outward, we look inward. Look at anger itself. It looks very menacing, like a billowing monsoon cloud or thunderstorm. We think we could sit on the cloud, but if you go there, it's just mist. Likewise, if you look at the thought of anger, it will vanish like frost under the morning sun. If you do this again and again, the propensity, the tendencies for anger to arise again will be less and less each time you dissolve it. And, at the end, although it may rise, it will just cross the mind, like a bird crossing the sky without leaving any track. So this is the principal of mind training.

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mind training 5
loving kindness 3
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Important Words

  1. anger
  2. annoyance
  3. annoyed
  4. antidote
  5. arise
  6. billowing
  7. bird
  8. cloud
  9. cross
  10. crossing
  11. dissolve
  12. emotions
  13. feel
  14. find
  15. frost
  16. general
  17. hatred
  18. leaving
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  20. mind
  21. mist
  22. monsoon
  23. morning
  24. nature
  25. object
  26. obsessed
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  28. outward
  29. principal
  30. process
  31. propensity
  32. reinforces
  33. rise
  34. sit
  35. sky
  36. sun
  37. tendencies
  38. thought
  39. thunderstorm
  40. time
  41. track
  42. training
  43. upset
  44. vanish