When you get sick, you should not indulge in the illness. Do not focus on the pain, thinking, “I’m sick. I have a headache. My tooth hurts.” That is indulging in the sickness. Pain and sickness just happen, and when they do, we cannot just stop the sensation. Instead, we can rest, relaxing our mind and letting it settle in naturalness in relation to the essence of that sensation itself without any feeling of displeasure or not wanting it, looking at the essence of the sensation itself. In the sutras, this is called the foundation of mindfulness of feeling.
from the book Vivid Awareness: The Mind Instructions of Khenpo Gangshar
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Further quotes from the book Vivid Awareness:
- The essence of afflictions
- Not rooted in anything
- Thinking while resting in the natural state
- Thoughts are just displays of the mind
- Virtuous and Non-virtuous Actions
- Confused appearances
- Mind and brain
- The most important thing
- Awareness is naturally liberated
- Goodness is something we all have
- Ordinary mind
- Resting within the essence of the mind