“We need to develop an open vision, a simple way of seeing that is totally receptive, free of all tendencies to label and judge. This is called “the view.” One who sees in this way truly has the eyes of the universe. We pray to attain great confidence in the view. Why is great confidence needed? To open up to the infinite we must open up our mind, and to do this we must be strong. When our defensiveness and habitual beliefs are under siege, hidden fears and desires erupt. This is the time for great bravery—no matter what occurs, we want to experience it nakedly as it is, without manipulating anything or closing anything off.”
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
Illuminating the Path: Ngondro Instructions According to the Nyingma School of Vajrayana Buddhism (pg 37)
Photo of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche at Padma Samye Ling in 1994, by Henry Hose.
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