“You can just be, just let yourself be, without holding on to the constant reference points
that mind manufactures. You do not have to get rid of your thoughts.
They are a natural process; they are fine; let them be as well.
But let yourself go out with the breath, let it dissolve. See what happens.”
“In that vast space, a dot occurs . . .
That dot in the space of our vast mind might seem to be somewhat unnecessary;
nonetheless, it helps us a lot. This dot makes it so that we can actually come down from that space to earth,
and develop compassion, wisdom, and discipline. The dot makes it possible for us to help confused sentient beings
who have never seen that kind of vast space, let alone the dot itself.”
“Look. This is your world! You can’t not look.
There is no other world. This is your world; it is your feast.
You inherited this; you inherited these eyeballs; you inherited this world of color.
Look at the greatness of the whole thing. Look! Don’t hesitate—look!
Open your eyes. Don’t blink, and look, look—look further.”
“We find ourselves shedding tears at the same time that we are smiling.
We are crying and laughing at once . . . we cry and we smile at the same time.
Isn’t it wonderful?
A flower needs sunshine together with raindrops to blossom so beautifully.
For that matter, a rainbow is made out of the tears falling from our eyes,
mixed with a shot of sunshine. That is how a rainbow becomes a rainbow—
sunshine mixed with tears.”
All quotes from Chögyam Trungpa.