Monday, December 7, 2015

No Matter Where You Stay by Chatral Rinpoche

Thomas Merton and Chatral Rinpoche in Darjeeling, 1968

"No matter where you stay -- be it a busy place or a solitary retreat --
The only things that you need to conquer are mind’s five poisons*
And your own true enemies, the eight wordly concerns**, nothing else,
Whether it is by avoiding, transforming,
taking them as the path or looking into their very essence,
Whichever method is best suited to your own capacity."

~ Chatral Rinpoche

* Ignorance, greed, hatred, jealousy, and pride.
** Loss and gain, pleasure and pain, praise and blame, disrepute and fame.

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