Like gold hidden in its matrix ~ 4th Shechen Gyaltsab

You might ask: ‟If the nature of buddhahood is in me, why can’t I perceive it right away?” It is because, like gold hidden in its matrix, that nature is hidden by the tendencies we have accumulated since time immemorial, tendencies that have themselves been created by mental poisons and then reinforced by the actions that those disturbances have produced.

4th Shechen Gyaltsab

quoted in the book On the Path to Enlightenment: Heart Advice from the Great Tibetan Masters


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