A mind

i am very grateful for the day I discovered I had a mind. I’m not talking about a brain, but a mind. Something that I could work with; something that while intangible, could be discovered and studied and worked with. 

Something that while ‘mine’ really isn’t mine but part of the universe, the cosmos;something that I had a chance to train and make a better life for myself and the cosmos around me.

I am grateful to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for his text ‘Turning the Mind into an Ally’. Stumbling on this text in a bookstore brought me to the magnificent tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It has given me a much better lens to see the world and myself through.

I also am very grateful for the Tibetan Master Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. His works have helped me so much!

  

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  1. Haha, you just reminded me of my time when I first discovered I had a mind; I mean, not the one a-la- Descartes: “I think, therefore I am”, but the time when I first identifid myself as an “aware” being, endowed with consciousness. It was – it IS- I guess, the imperious condition before having any sort of progress.

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