19 Jul
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Living and Dying

from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, by Sogyal Rinpoche:

“Above all, be at ease, be as natural and spacious as possible. Slip quietly out of the noose of your habitual anxious self, release all grasping, and relax into your true nature.

“Think of your ordinary, emotional, thought-ridden self as a block of ice or a slab of butter left out in the sun. If you are feeling hard and cold, let this aggression melt away in the sunlight of your meditation.

“Let peace work on you and enable you to gather your scattered mind…and awaken in you the awareness and insight of Clear Seeing. You will find your negativity disarmed…and your confusion evaporating slowing like mist into the vast and stainless sky of your absolute nature.” 

(image from: kidsforsavingearth.org)

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