There is a buried treasure in me

Even though we may not have experienced a glimpse of Buddha-nature and may not even understand the concept very well, if we teach ourselves to think we are different within ourselves - we are not this person given to bouts of depression and greediness, we do not need to cultivate a false sense of self-worth or a false self-perception. The best way to do this is to say to yourself, 'In my true nature, there is a tremendous sense of richness. There is a buried treasure in me in the depth of my being. I have a lot of resources. I have capabilities, abilities and capacities that are not being exploited because I have been under the influence of primordial ignorance and have failed to appreciate the resources present within me...We think that the ego is something real and something that is indubitable, whereas we have to realize that ego is also something that we perpetually construct. The more egocentric we become the less satisfaction we have with ourselves. Through meditation, we begin to realize that by not engaging in such emotional games and so forth, we can actually be totally satisfied without being egocentric ~ Traleg Kyabgom Rinpoche

Even though we may not have experienced a glimpse of Buddha-nature and may not even understand the concept very well, if we teach ourselves to think we are different within ourselves – we are not this person given to bouts of depression and greediness, we do not need to cultivate a false sense of self-worth or a false self-perception. The best way to do this is to say to yourself, ‘In my true nature, there is a tremendous sense of richness. There is a buried treasure in me in the depth of my being. I have a lot of resources. I have capabilities, abilities and capacities that are not being exploited because I have been under the influence of primordial ignorance and have failed to appreciate the resources present within me…We think that the ego is something real and something that is indubitable, whereas we have to realize that ego is also something that we perpetually construct. The more egocentric we become the less satisfaction we have with ourselves. Through meditation, we begin to realize that by not engaging in such emotional games and so forth, we can actually be totally satisfied without being egocentric ~ Traleg Kyabgom Rinpoche

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