Very grievous fault of not understanding your own mind ~ Padmasambhava

Even though that which is usually called “mind” is widely esteemed and much discussed, still it is not understood or it is wrongly understood or it is understood in a one-sided manner only. Since it is not understood correctly, just as it is in itself, there comes into existence inconceivable numbers of philosophical ideas and assertions.

Furthermore, since ordinary individuals do not understand it, they do not recognize their own nature.And so they continue to wander among the six destinies of rebirth within the three worlds, and thus experience suffering. Therefore, not understanding your own mind is a very grievous fault.


Padmasambhava

quoted in the book The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying


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