During the month of November, the Tricycle Book Club is discussing Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche's Rebel Buddha! Look for daily excerpts from the book on the Tricycle Blog to inspire the conversation, which is happening here. From Rebel Buddha:"Wisdom is not a treasure concealed inside our emotions. Openness and wakefulness are already present in that first flash of anger, passion, or jealousy. The distinction between mind and mind's true nature, or the emotions and their true nature, turns out to be valid only through the lens of thought. From their own side—their own perspective—no such distinction can be made. Therefore, the direct experience of our unprocessed, raw emotions can generate a direct experience of wakefulness. These emotions are powerful agents in bringing about our freedom, if we can work with them properly."