It’s very important to understand what creates samsara, also called the realm of confusion. Samsara does not arise from external circumstances. It’s not tied to any particular object in the world around us. What creates samsara is how the mind habitually clings to its misperceptions of reality.
from the book Turning Confusion into Clarity: A Guide to the Foundation Practices of Tibetan Buddhism
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- The very first sign of waking up
- The mind of letting go
- Freedom exists within our very own mind
- We are born buddhas
- Not a substitute for practice
- You are discovering yourself
- Recognition of subtle shifts in mental behavior
- Turning toward awakening
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