Don’t investigate the root of things,
Investigate the root of mind!
Once the mind’s root has been found,
You’ll know one thing, yet all is thereby freed.
But if the root of mind you fail to find,
You will know everything but nothing understand.
quoted in the book Counsels from My Heart
translated by Padmakara Translation Group
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