If it’s all about what is in the mind, then what is the use of rituals?
108 bows, this many mantra repetitions, that many times taking refuge... what does it actually do?
Are these just the outward forms, signifying nothing?
Mindfulness, bringing peace, silence, gentleness, these things I understand.
A devotee’s robe, a Namasté in greeting, they are statements that say something.
Developing the patience to just sit and let the mind settle.