Transforming the Mind

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Transforming the Mind

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:46 am

Just as if you put your finger into water, it will get wet, and if you put it into fire, it will burn, so if you invest your mind in the wisdom mind of the Buddhas, it will transform into their wisdom nature.

-Sogyal Rinpoche


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Re: Transforming the Mind

Postby muni » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:21 am

Beautiful! :buddha1:

Direct transmission between teacher and disciple does not necessarely need elaborate words and detailed instructions.

Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche: Once, Patrul Rinpoche was with his close disciple, Nyoshul Lungtok. They were lying at night in the meadow above Dzogchen Monastery.
Patrul Rinpoche asked him "Lungtok, do you know the nature of mind?"

"Not really." replied Lungtok.

Patrul Rinpoche said: "Do you see the stars shining above in the sky?"

Lungtok said: "Yes."

Patrul Rinpoche "Can you hear the dogs barking down near Dzogchen Monastery?"

"Yes!"

Then Patrul Rinpoche asked: " How is the nature of mind?"

At that moment Lungtok had understanding.

This is possible with pure connection and so great devotion.
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Re: Transforming the Mind

Postby Stephie » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:58 pm

Guru Yoga - has to be one of the fastest and most effective ways of transforming the mind in our tradition :namaste:
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Re: Transforming the Mind

Postby Mr. G » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:46 pm

Ngawang Drolma wrote:Just as if you put your finger into water, it will get wet, and if you put it into fire, it will burn, so if you invest your mind in the wisdom mind of the Buddhas, it will transform into their wisdom nature.

-Sogyal Rinpoche


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This is a great quote and I think it easily answers the reasons we do prayers, visualizations and sadhana recitation.
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu
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Re: Transforming the Mind

Postby catmoon » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:27 am

Ngawang Drolma wrote:Just as if you put your finger into water, it will get wet, and if you put it into fire, it will burn, so if you invest your mind in the wisdom mind of the Buddhas, it will transform into their wisdom nature.

-Sogyal Rinpoche




Unless of course you happen to be Laura, in which case your mind will be transformed into tea and cookies. Maybe even muffins. :tongue:
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