“Whatever makes you happy at this moment is bound to change. Change is the only constant reality of life.”

~ Mingyur Rinpoche

There Is No Ideal State

“There is no such thing as an ideal state of meditation. Awareness allows us to witness the mental processes, and to see the fundamental expression of the mind as it is, including our thoughts. The meditator may find many thoughts recur during the meditative state. These thoughts could be seen as waves on the ocean, or clouds in the sky. When they aren’t armed or heavy-handed anymore, they have a transparent quality – an evenness, where nobody is trying to fight against anything.”

~ Chögyam Trungpa

Meditation Is Indispensable

“If all you do is listen to the masters and think about what they say from time to time, it is not enough to tame your mind. To tame the mind, we must meditate. The primary factor for taming our mind is whether or not we meditate. There is absolutely no way around it.”

~ 17th Karmapa