The mind is like an artist ~ Thrangu Rinpoche

The Buddha taught that the mind is responsible for us attaining Buddhahood and mind is also responsible for us wandering in samsara. The Buddha has said that the mind is like an artist who paints whatever they want. The mind uses the five mental aggregates of form, feeling, identification, formation, and consciousness to create whatever is perceived in the world.


Thrangu Rinpoche

from the book Transcending Ego: Distinguishing Consciousness From Wisdom


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