RE: Rigpa Glimpse of the Day
- Whatever you do, don�t shut off your pain; accept your pain and remain
vulnerable. However desperate you become, accept your pain as it is, because
it is in fact trying to hand you a priceless gift: the chance of
discovering, through spiritual practice, what lies behind sorrow.
�Grief,� Rumi wrote, �can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your
heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in
your life�s search for love and wisdom.�
When you have fully recognized that the nature of your mind is the same as
that of the master, from then on you and the master can never be separate,
because the master is one with the nature of your mind, always present, as
When you have recognized that the master and you are inseparable, an
enormous gratitude and sense of awe and homage is born in you. Dudjom
Rinpoche calls this �the homage of the View.� It is a devotion that springs
spontaneously from seeing the View of the nature of mind.
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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.