Sunday, March 28, 2021

Praise the Mind - 116

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Praise the mind

“The most advanced technology in the universe is your mind. 

You will never find anything greater.“ 

~ Chamtrul Rinpoche

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i.e. It is our beautiful mind that makes this 'precious human life' so distinct. The only platform in samsara from which we can become fully enlightened. Discard it and you are totally lost.

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Via: https://www.facebook.com/ChamtrulRinpoche/posts/2824421707774267 

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Quotes

Study your mind ~ Milarepa

I study my mind (subject) and therefore all appearances (objects) are my texts. (and the relationship between the two: their 'Interdependence / Union')

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– Milarepa

Via: https://www.facebook.com/JustDharmaQuotes/photos/a.283199241781361/3313345588766696/ 

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Silent mind ~ Lama Yeshe

At certain times, a silent mind is very important, but 'silent' does not mean closed. The silent mind is an alert, awakened mind; a mind seeking the nature of reality.

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– Lama Yeshe

from the book "The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind: Buddhism, Mind and Meditation"

Via: https://www.facebook.com/JustDharmaQuotes/photos/a.283199241781361/3316680885099833/ 

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Looking at the perceiving mind ~ Thrangu Rinpoche

When there are thoughts, mental images or perceptions, the usual habit is simply to lose control and be caught up in the show.  We continually get absorbed in what is going on, instead of taking a good clear look at the perceiving mind.

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– Thrangu Rinpoche

from the book "Crystal Clear: Practical Advice for Mahamudra Meditators"

Via: https://www.facebook.com/JustDharmaQuotes/photos/a.283199241781361/3315998465168075/ 

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On human intelligence ~ 14th Dalai Lama

Human intelligence is the source of our problems. But it would be foolish to think that the solution is to reduce intelligence. There is only one way out: we must not let our intelligence be guided by negative and harmful emotions. It must be guided only by proper and positive motivation if it is to become marvelously constructive.

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– 14th Dalai Lama

from the book "Imagine All the People: A Conversation with the Dalai Lama on Money, Politics, and Life As It Could Be"

Via: https://www.facebook.com/GelukGems/photos/a.1095292010500357/4347680471928145/ 

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i.e. The solution is to understand how our intelligence works, how our mind works and thus being able to use them without being fooled by them, without becoming slave to their fabrications / creations. Once we have understood & directly realised the true nature of the karmic cycle, then everything is automatically transmuted into nirvana here & now.

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The assertion “not thinking anything” is a denial of wisdom, the very characteristic of pure discernment. Since the root of pure wisdom is pure discernment, if you reject discernment you are abandoning the wisdom that transcends samsara, as you have cut it from the root.

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-- Tulku Thondup 

Via: https://www.facebook.com/TulkuThondup/posts/4125910517431311 

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