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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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Wisdom

It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes,
but an even wiser man to learn from others.

Insecurity

Some people live closely guarded lives,
fearful of encountering someone or something that might shatter their insecure spiritual foundation.
This attitude, however,
is not the fault of religion but of their own limited understanding.

True Dharma leads in exactly the opposite direction.
It enables one to integrate all the many diverse experiences of life into a meaningful and coherent whole,
thereby banishing fear and insecurity completely.


Thubten Yeshe

Just Keep Looking at Your Mind

What’s recommended is that if you have a good experience,
don’t get too excited.
And if you have a bad experience, don’t mistake it for a serious deviation or a sidetrack that you have to find your way back from.

If you have a bad experience, just continue practicing as you were.
In other words, whatever happens, just keep looking at your mind.


Thrangu Rinpoche

Just Keep Looking at Your Mind

What’s recommended is that if you have a good experience,
don’t get too excited.

And if you have a bad experience,
don’t mistake it for a serious deviation or a sidetrack that you have to find your way back from.

If you have a bad experience, just continue practicing as you were. In other words, whatever happens, just keep looking at your mind.


Thrangu Rinpoche

Own experience

If a hundred people sleep and dream,
each of them will experience a different world in his dream.

Everyone’s dream might be said to be true,
but it would be meaningless to ascertain that only one person’s dream was the true world and all others were fallacies.

There is truth for each perceiver according to the karmic patterns conditioning his perceptions.


Kalu Rinpoche

Knowledge

However deep your knowledge of the scriptures.
It is no more than a strand of hair
In the vastness of space.

However important appears your worldly experience,
It is but a drop of water in a deep ravine.

 

Tokusan