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Discovering Your True Mind

August 9, 2009
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The Joy of living, by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

The Joy of living, by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Here is a beautiful, instructive, and profound passage from one of my favorite books by a wonderful Buddhist teacher whom I had the privilege of hearing speak in Tempe, AZ:

“Wherever you are, whatever you do, it’s essential to acknowledge your experience as something ordinary, the natural expression of your true mind. If you don’t try to stop whatever is going on in your mind, but merely observe it, eventually you will begin to feel a tremendous sense of relaxation, a vast sense of openness within your mind–which is in fact your natural mind, the natural unperturbed background against which various thoughts come and go. …”–Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret & Science of Happiness (Harmony Books, 2007, p. 57)

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