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


Conceptual Mind

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Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

Quote of the Week
September 24, 2010


Conceptual Mind

Conceptual mind takes the nonexistent and makes it existent. It takes
things that have already ceased and makes them exist now. It takes
that which has not yet been produced, that which will arise only in the
future, and brings it into the present. As for what does arise in the present
moment, as soon as it arises, it ceases. Immediately upon having arisen,
it is gone. But thinking mind takes that and keeps it hanging around as
if it were some kind of a thing, a hard and solid thing. That is the activity
of conceptuality.

     --From A Course on View: The Two Truths in the Three Yanas and
the Mahayana Philosophical Traditions,
Rocky Mountain Dharma Center,
Summer 1991
.  Translated by Jules Levinson (edited for the KTGR Quotes
Archive by Ari Goldfield).