Our thoughts and actions direct our lives. They are a function of our mind. When we understand our minds, we gain power over our lives. When we know our mind, we know all minds, that gives us power over other people. Knowledge of the mind is the first step towards purifying it of all the impurities, ignorance and afflictions.
Knowing your mind is the most important thing that you will do in this life.
In this part, the points that are discussed are - the basics of what is a mind, what are abilities, what does an affliction mean and how to study the mind. Then we discuss the ability of perception and its afflictions.