Even if we are not able to study all the different scriptures and teachings, we must understand the essence of the spiritual path…And that is to bring about happiness. True happiness only arises from within the mind. How do we obtain this happiness of the mind? Do we obtain this happiness through money or wealth or friends? All of these are external and none of these can bring peace and happiness of the mind. It is only the mind itself that can generate that happiness.
So everyone in this world must apply the methods to create ultimate happiness. Understanding these spiritual paths, we begin to learn to tolerate the sufferings that we experience at present, and through understanding the workings of cause and effect
Garchen Triptrul Rinpoche