Make every effort on the path, uniting absolute and relative bodhichitta. This distils the essence of all the sutras and the tantras. The subduing of one’s own mind is the root of Dharma. When the mind is controlled, defilements naturally subside.
from the book Counsels from My Heart
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- Investigate the root of mind!
- Remaining in the nakedness of ultimate reality
- The seven sublime riches
- The most profound of all Buddha’s teaching
- Don’t waste your time
- Be without regret
- Dealing with thoughts in meditation
- An Aspiration to The Great Perfection
- Keep a middle course
- Gaining certainty
- The Essence of the Path
- Remain within your inner nature