Rigpa Glimpse of the Day
- To serve the world out of the dynamic union of wisdom and compassion would
be to participate most effectively in the preservation of the planet.
Masters of all the religious traditions on earth now understand that
spiritual training is essential not solely for monks and nuns but for all
people, whatever their faith or way of life. The nature of spiritual
development is intensely practical, active, and effective. The danger we are
all in together makes it essential now that we no longer think of spiritual
development as a luxury but as a necessity for survival.
As a famous Tibetan teaching says: �When the world is filled with evil, all
mishaps should be transformed into the path of enlightenment.�
The basis on which Buddhist[s] accept the concept of rebirth is principally
the continuity of consciousness . . . If you trace our present mind or
consciousness back, then you will find that you are tracing the origin of
the continuity of mind into an infinite dimension; it is, as you will see,
Therefore there must be successive rebirths that allow that continuum of
mind to be there.
THE DALAI LAMA
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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.