Chapter

Looking at Mind

Schaeffer Kurtis R.

in Himalayan Hermitess

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9780195152999
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849932 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152999.003.0011
Looking at Mind

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This chapter relates how Orgyan Chokyi requested teachings from her master and watched her mind develop as a result. She received many teachings from her master, Orgyan Tenzin. After he blessed Chokyi, she gradually began to practice the liberating instructions that she had been taught. Chokyi began with ordinary teachings. First, she contemplated the difficulty of obtaining the true human condition, the uncertainty of death, the evils of samsara, the effects of karmic acts, and she actualized these. Next, Chokyi took refuge in extraordinary teachings. Then she was able to actually practice. At the beginning of yoga sessions, the master (Orgyan Tenzin) taught her about searching for the mind. It is believed that if one knows the mind, one is a Buddha.

Keywords: Orgyan Chokyi; teachings; master; Orgyan Tenzin; ordinary; extraordinary; mind; Buddha

Chapter.  3227 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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