As to the mind itself, it is immaterial, unknowable, and ungraspable. It is nothing but a collection of phenomena, transient and delusive by nature. Categorically, things have no absolute existence of their own and there is neither a ‘self’ nor concomitance of a ‘self.’ In accordance with their karma (deeds), things appear in various forms; but positively, there is no creator at the back of them. Hence all dharmas (things or phenomena) are above speech and concept, and their very own nature is phantom-like.
~ Excerpt from Sutra Spoken by Buddha on the Way of Ten Meritorious Deeds ~
This sutra explains the Bodhisattva's method of ending the suffering of all evil paths. It teaches how to recollect and reflect constantly, day and night, on the ten virtuous karmas of thoughts, words, and deeds. It also shows the merits and benefits that come naturally as a result of such practice.
The Buddha Speaks of the Way of
Ten Virtuous Karmas Sutra