Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

“How do we investigate the nature of mind and the root of samsaric delusion? The very root of delusion is the thought of ‘I’, the habit of clinging to the notion of ‘self’. This notion is simply due to a failure to investigate. There is no such thing as a truly existing, autonomous self. We fabricate this concept in the same way that we make up all our other thoughts. Then, after constructing this self over and over again, we get so used to our invention that it seems to really exist as a distinct entity. Once this thought has deeply taken root, we demand that the self should be happy and comfortable, enjoying wealth and pleasures. If it could be the center of the universe, that would be the best. This attitude is the very basis for our wandering around and around in samsara.” – Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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