“Let your mind become gentler. Let it be more peaceful and more joyful. Let your mind be full of love, kindness, patience, and understanding. Don’t let your mind be restricted by clinging to ego or negative emotions. Don’t let it be carried away with skepticism, doubt, hesitation, intellectual ideas, or traditions. This doesn’t mean we can’t have traditions or these other things, but when we’re practicing the Dharma, let them dissolve. Let them vanish within the space of the dharmadhatu and bring forth the genuine open, calm state of mind, and relax. Just be in that state. Let joy, peace, and appreciation arise very naturally, like rainbow light or the mists of springtime. Keep this view all the time with the joy of sunlight in your heart and mind. That is known as practicing the Dharma. Really try and focus your mind with mindfulness, joy, and alertness, always trying to bring forth those qualities as much as you can.”
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha: The Path to Freedom (pg 19)
Photo of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche at the PBC Palm Beach Dharma Center in 2008.
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