RE: Rigpa Glimpse of the Day
- The fundamental message of the Buddhist teachings is that if we are
prepared, there is tremendous hope, both in life and in death. The teachings
reveal to us the possibility of an astounding and finally boundless freedom,
which is ours to work for now, in life�the freedom that will also enable us
to choose our death and so to choose our next birth.
For someone who has prepared and practiced, death comes not as a defeat but
as a triumph, the crowning and most glorious moment of life.
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If this elephant of mind is bound on all sides by the cord of mindfulness,
All fear disappears and complete happiness comes.
All enemies: all the tigers, lions, elephants, bears, serpents (of our emotions);
And all the keepers of hell; the demons and the horrors,
All of these are bound by the mastery of your mind,
And by the taming of that one mind, all are subdued,
Because from the mind are derived all fears and immeasurable sorrows.