Seeking diversions ~ Garchen Rinpoche

Many of us seek diversions — going to the city, traveling, seeing films and so forth. If one recognizes the nature of one’s own mind, then that itself is the real entertainment, the real display. Simply to rest in Mahamudra, in the nature of mind, one will come to an understanding of all situations in samsara and nirvana. Then it will not be necessary to go looking for entertainment.

When we practice meditation in a place where there is no other person, then we have the conditions for realizing and stabilizing awareness of mind’s nature. From this perspective we understand the meaning of Tilopa’s words — that not seeing is the supreme insight.

If we have this kind of realization in our practice, then there is no need to seek any kind of diversion or entertainment.

Garchen Rinpoche


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