Experiencing mental happiness ~ 17th Karmapa

Different things in this world can bring happiness and enjoyment. The most important of them all is what brings peace and happiness to our minds. How can we develop these? Usually, our minds are filled with the movement of concepts that disturb it. When the mind is set in motion this way, it cannot remain one-pointed and goes astray, unable to rest within. For this reason, mental happiness eludes us. When these concepts are dissolved into the nature of mind, we will experience the feeling of mental happiness. There are many methods for creating a mind that is one-pointed and joyful, the most important of which is meditation.


17th Karmapa

from the book Music In The Sky: The Life, Art, And Teachings Of The 17Th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

translated by Michele Martin



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