Monday, December 14, 2020

this idea of "I"


The idea of an enduring self has kept you wandering helplessly...
for countless past lifetimes. It is the very thing 
that now prevents you from liberating yourself
and others from conditioned existence.
If you could simply let go of that on thought of "I," 
you would find it easy to be free,
and free others, too.
If you overcome the belief in a truly existing self today,
you will be enlightened tomorrow. But if you never 
overcome it, you will never gain enlightenment...
Use any practice you do to dissolve this idea of "I"
and the self-oriented motivations that accompany it.
Even if you do not succeed in the beginning, keep trying.
~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche