Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche


‎”Letting the mind to become peaceful and staying in meditation state of stillness free from many thoughts is called shamata or sustained calm. Recognizing the empty nature of the mind within that state of calm is called vipashyana or profound insight. Uniting shamata and vipashyana is the essence of meditation practice. It is said:

Look at the mind,
There is nothing to see.
Seeing nothing, we see the Dharma,
The source of all buddhas.”

Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Photo: Matthieu Ricard


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  • Thomas Ross  On July 25, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Suzuki speaks of the “empty mind” as calm, ready, and open. Your post made me think of this.

    Beautiful words, great insight.



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