Friday, May 05, 2006

When I'm teaching, people often ask me questions in
hopes of hearing some esoteric truth. They seem to
want me to tell them a secret. But the most fundamental
secret I know is rooted in something that we already
possess - basic goodness. In spite of the extreme hardship
and cruelty we see happening throughout the world, the
basis of everything is completely pure and good. Our heart
and mind are inherently awake. This basic goodness is a
.quality of complete wholesomeness. It includes everything
But before we can begin the adventure of transforming
ourselves into awakened people-much less the adventure of
living our lives with true joy and happiness -we need to
discover this secret for ourselves. Then we have the real
possibility of cultivating courage, from which we can radiate
.love and compassion to others

- From ' Turning The Mind Into An Ally' by Sakyong Mipham -

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