Our existence is absurd and utterly meaningless if we remain cocooned in the shell of self-interest. In that case, Samsara is a never-ending struggle of emotions and confusions with uncertain bouts of pain and pleasure. However, when the sprouts of great compassion for all beings without partiality arise in us, a it turns into the mind of awakening, Bodhicitta.
Paramabuddha (known as Padampa-Sangye in Tibet), is a Mahasiddha from the 12th Century South India. He gave this advice to the villagers of Tingri in Tibet.
One of the smartest ways to control anger and hatred is to cut its fuel. It is called daurmanasya. It is like a reservoir of highly inflammatory fuel, that only needs a spark to burst into an explosion of anger and hatred. Depleting that fuel also leads to a positive outlook to life.
It is said that one should descend with the view from above and ascend with the conduct from below. It is equally important to maintain a view as vast and open like the sky, and to engage in conduct with precise regard for the cause and effect relations.
In Diamond Sutra and the Alagaddupama sutta, the Buddha taught that his teachings are like a raft, to be used for a purpose and to be left aside without clinging on to. The raft simile also summarizes the meaning of the three turnings into one line. Here, we shall see how the four types of clinging are utterly abandoned using the three turnings of the teaching.
Thinley Norbu Rinpoche: “In the crystal mirror theater of awareness, mind the supreme artist, performs his magical displays, but rare is the clear insight audience capable of viewing this wisdom. ”
On the magnificent play of compassion, Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara – a commentary to the Avalokitesvara section of Gandavyuha Sutra.
Although hundreds or thousands of explanations are given, there is only one thing to be understood – know the one thing that liberates everything – awareness itself, your true nature. If that one thing is ignored, everything else turn into speculative philosophy and mere proliferation of concepts.
Though there are many ways to meditate, ultimately meditation means to familiarize with the recognition of the nature of one’s own awareness. As you effortlessly maintain an unceasing flow of that recognition, whatever thoughts and perceptions arise are like the waves of an ocean of awareness.
On Sedaka Sutta: One takes care of oneself by practicing mindfulness. One takes care of others by practicing mindfulness. Taking care of oneself, one takes care of others. Taking care of others, one takes care of oneself.