Five ways to rest the mind in meditation ~ Milarepa
Rest in a natural way like a small child.
Rest like an ocean without waves.
Rest within clarity like a candle flame.
Rest without self-concerns like a human corpse.
Rest unmoving like a mountain.
quoted in the book “The Tibetan Buddhism Reader”
If you are silent, be silent out of love. If you speak, speak out of love.
Realizing what, who and why we are not ~ Chögyam Trungpa
The basics teachings of Buddha are about understanding what we are, who we are, why we are. When we begin to realize what we are, who we are, why we are, then we begin to realize what we are not, who we are not, why we are not. We begin to realize that we don’t have basic, substantial, solid, fundamental ground that we can exert anymore. We begin to realize that our ideas of security and our concept of freedom have been purely phantom experiences.
from the book “The Mishap Lineage: Transforming Confusion into Wisdom”