RE: Rigpa Glimpse of the Day
- To recognize the nature of your mind is to engender in the ground of your
being an understanding that will change your entire worldview and help you
discover and develop, naturally and spontaneously, a compassionate desire to
serve all beings, as well as a direct knowledge of how best you can do so,
with whatever skill or ability you have, in whatever circumstances you find
The masters stress that to stabilize the View in meditation, it is
essential, first of all, to accomplish this practice in a special
environment of retreat, where all the favorable conditions are present; amid
the distractions and busyness of the world, however much you meditate, true
experience will not be born in your mind.
Second, though there is no difference in Dzogchen between meditation and
everyday life, until you have found true stability through doing the
practice in proper sessions, you will not be able to integrate the wisdom of
meditation into your experience of daily life.
Third, even when you practice, you might be able to abide by the continual
flow of Rigpa with the confidence of the View, but if you are unable to
continue that flow at all times and in all situations, mixing your practice
with everyday life, it will not serve as a remedy when unfavorable
circumstances arise, and you will be led astray into delusion by thoughts
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.