Take a Closer Look
Awaken to radiant wisdom
Introducing the Lotus Vision:
The Extraordinary Potential of Being
A 2-year program of study and practice for students of all backgrounds and perspectives based on the Lotus Trilogy and other recent texts by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Revelations Of Mind (2ND EDITION)
Revelations of Mind is an exercise for the mind. It offers a way of unfolding mental experience that readers can take it on themselves. Experienced meditators may benefit in special ways, but the book is for anyone who appreciates the importance of developing a clearer understanding of his or her own mind.
To activate this flow of understanding, you need to read with an open mind. Even if you do not immediately understand, trust your mind to absorb what is being said. Relax the urge to comment and reject and simply observe. Let mind read and dialogue with itself, mind to mind, until clarity arises. Over time, you will find your own unique way of viewing yourself and your journey.
The other day I was in a self deprecating mood. I spilled coffee, and said to myself, "You clumsy oaf". Then I remembered that "myself" is just a label anyway. There is no need to waste time being angry at myself.
The power of transformation has changed my choice of mind-words, i.e. I, me, my, mind; less judgemental of self and others from negative emotions; awareness of beauty in new of ways i.e. a cup, frame from window of my eyes, the face of the person I'm talking to, sitting quietly and embraced by moments of clarity; given me hope to live a meaningful life.
Learning more about the mind has helped me to leverage them when I feel my anxieties creeping up. It's been an interesting journey and it really has helped me to make some positive transformations. I no longer live in constant fear of my mind overpowering me.