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Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche teaches through verse, pointing out the essence of a teaching.  Enjoy the quotes.


Study Your Own Mind

KTGR dancing mudra in blanket 
Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche 

Quote of the Week
February 17, 2012





Study Your Own Mind

Milarepa did not give explanations based only on listening and reflecting. Rather, his songs came from the wisdom overflowing from his meditation. They are not merely words. Because they come directly from his meditative realization, they are extraordinary. Milarepa sang, "I study my mind and therefore all appearances are my texts." Since he was studying his own mind, appearances manifested as texts. Since he was never apart from appearances, he was never apart from his texts. He also sang, "If you want appearances to be your texts, study your own mind." When you know the true nature of your mind, appearances will be your teachers.

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, The Melody of Dharmata - Verses on the Profound View of the Middle Way, Vajravairochana Translation Committee, 2006, P. 84. Translated by Ari Goldfield.