They taught this in order to eliminate the five faults in those in whom they exist. These are faint heartedness, contempt for inferior sentient beings, clinging to what is not actual, deprecating the actual dharma, and excessive attachment to oneself.
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Since we basically experience our lives through the filter of our minds, the makeup of our minds will determine the quality of our lives. For instance, when we experience a very gentle, easy mind, we then allow ourselves to feel good about who we are, and the things that we do become enjoyable. We are able to enjoy the food we eat, and our interactions with others are very good. On the other hand, when we have a disturbed mind, a mind of aggression and jealousy, subject to the upheaval of conflicting emotions, we are not able to fully enjoy anything. Even if we are surrounded by the best of things–good companions, good food, and various other luxuries–we cannot enjoy them. In this case, it would not be too farfetched to say that our minds have flipped upside down, because all priorities are completely inverted. While we have the potential to be totally free from deception and to experience genuine love for ourselves and others, we still entertain ourselves with the illusion of limitations. We believe that our only resort is to change the phenomenal world outside of ourselves.
— Khenpo Kathar Rinpoche
If I could not change myself in this lifetime, how can I expect to do better in the next life? In this life, I become a human being due to certain circumstances, not any kind of being, but a human being with the special ability to meet precious teachers and they teach me precious teachings which can help me change (transform) my mind. Changing my mind should be my only task. To get such a precious human rebirth, there is a need to have suitable causes and conditions, which are the result of good karma. We need to think and prepare for the next life. Many people think, we are busy now, we will wait until we retire to do practise. In this case, then we really don’t understand what is real dharma practise. The main meaning of Dharma is holding one’s nature. Dharma holds you and me from wrong development and direction. The nature of any Dharma practise is to help us change our mind.
— Dagyab Rinpoche
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What is nirvana, what is enlightenment, what is spiritual freedom? True enlightenment is nothing but when you fully realise the nature of yourself!
Due to realisation and its lack, all is in this very body. Through our own conceptions, we are bound, but when knowing our nature, we are free.
Having, with immeasurable compassion, purified the mind, merge baseless awareness with space! Cast off the selfless aggregates as food! Naturally settle in absence of projections!
— Machig Labdrön