How Do You Define Success?
How Do Buddhas Achieve Their Goals?
He constantly abandons useless mindsets and cultivates useful mindsets. He is resolute and concentrated in his effort. He never abandons his efforts toward achieving useful mindsets.
—Anguttara Nikaya 5.53
THE BUDDHA IS the spiritual father to some of today’s “success writers” whose best sellers teach us how to manifest our dreams and achieve our goals. These authors are tapping into what the Buddha knew 2,500 years ago: that the mind has immense power, if only its owner would use it well. The Buddha urges us to keep laserlike focus (okay, they didn’t have lasers ...