A Mind Like a Clear Pool

Realizing happiness through training the mind
Sogyal Rinpoche

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The mind is the root of everything, says Sogyal Rinpoche. If we can tame the mind, we can realize true happiness, both for ourselves and for others.


© Ray K. Metzker, Courtesy of Aperture Foundation and Laurence Miller Gallery, New York

The great strength of the Buddha-dharma is its practice. It is incredible what this wonderful practice can bring about. When I hear the teachings of the Buddha transmitted through the great masters, and when I experience their truth in my own heart through the little practice that I know, then I feel their tremendous blessing. What is extraordinary is that you can actually experience the truth of these teachings. It is not something that is just based on belief or faith; it is something you can taste and realize for yourself, here and now.

The great Zen master Suzuki Roshi said: 

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