Sometimes we are hot, sometimes not. Don’t worry. Welcome to the never fully satisfying samsara. Either too much, or too little, never just right, at least for very long. Rather than ignore and disbelieve this ingrown dissatisfaction, recognize it. See it for what it is, pervasive suffering. Pervasive suffering not only for you, but for everyone! On this basis, use this pervasive suffering as a catalyst to get rid of samsara. For yourself it is renunciation For all others, it is unconditional compassion. Seeing the elusive nature of pervasive suffering, is wisdom. Our self, others, and pervasive suffering itself, are all figments of our imagination. They appear independent of our mind, but on deeper inspection, do not exist as they appear. They are empty (absent) of independent existence on their own, from their own side. Yet they do exist, dependent on our minds. Chew on this for a while! Emaho! ~ Barry Kerzin
Since the minds of others cannot be tamed
until one has tamed one’s own,
begin first by taming one’s own mind.
~ Lama Atisha
Whatever we have done with our lives makes us what we are when we die. And everything, absolutely everything, counts.
~ Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Days
Of all things in life, what is the most amazing?
The sage Yadhisthira answers: “That man, seeing others die all around him, never thinks that he will die.”
With enough heat, ice will turn into water, and then water will turn into steam. Likewise, with the heat of practice, intellectually understanding the nature of reality will eventually turn into the direct experience of it. As long as you keep practicing, this is guaranteed.
~ Chamtrul Rinpoche