RE: Rigpa Glimpse of the Day
- How can we work to overcome attachment? Only by realizing its impermanent
nature; this realization slowly releases us from its grip. We come to
glimpse what the masters say the true attitude to change can be: as if we
were the sky looking at the clouds passing by, or as free as mercury. When
mercury is dropped on the ground, its very nature is to remain intact; it
never mixes with the dust.
As we try to follow the masters� advice and are slowly released from
attachment, a great compassion is released in us. The clouds of grasping
part and disperse, and the sun of our true compassionate heart shines out.
Quietly sitting, body still, speech silent, mind at peace, let thoughts and
emotions, whatever rises, come and go, without clinging to anything.
What does this state feel like? Dudjom Rinpoche used to say: Imagine a man
who comes home after a long, hard day�s work in the fields, and sinks into
his favorite chair in front of the fire. He has been working all day and he
knows that he has achieved what he wanted to achieve; there is nothing more
to worry about, nothing left unaccomplished, and he can let go completely of
all his cares and concerns, content, simply, to be.
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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.