RE: Rigpa Glimpse of the Day
- O love, O pure deep love, be here, be now
Be all; worlds dissolve into your stainless endless radiance,
Frail living leaves burn with you brighter than cold stars:
Make me your servant, your breath, your core.
The Buddha summons us to a different kind of doubt, �like analyzing gold,
scorching, cutting and rubbing it to test its purity.� For this form of
doubt really exposes us to the truth if we follow it to the end, but we have
neither the insight, the courage, nor the training. We have been schooled in
a sterile addiction to contradiction that has robbed us repeatedly of all
real openness to any more expansive and ennobling truth.
In the place of our contemporary nihilistic form of doubt I would ask you to
put what I call a �noble doubt,� the kind that is an integral part of the
path toward enlightenment. The vast truth of the mystical teachings handed
down to us is not something that our endangered world can afford to dismiss.
Instead of doubting them, why don�t we doubt ourselves: our ignorance, our
assumption that we understand everything already, our grasping and evasion,
our passion for so-called explanations of reality that have about them
nothing of the awe-inspiring and all-encompassing wisdom of what the
masters, the messengers of Reality, have told us?
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.