In essence, the mind is what is aware of everything — it is a clarity that perceives all external objects and events. But try to ﬁnd it, and it turns out to be as impossible to grasp and as elusive as a rainbow — the more you run after it, the further away it appears to recede; the more you look at it, the less you can ﬁnd. This is the empty aspect of the mind. Clarity and emptiness are inseparably united in the true nature of mind, which is beyond all concepts of existence and nonexistence.
— His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche