by cheri block
I’m reading The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche.
In the early chapters, he reminds us to meditate and shares his methods.
First, he asks you to bring your mind home.
Then, you are to release.
Last, you relax.
More specifically, Rinpoche writes, bringing your mind home means to turn your mind inward to the state of Calm Abiding.
Release means to release your mind from the prison of grasping, since you recognize that all pain and fear and distress arise from the craving and grasping mind.
Relax means to be spacious and relax the mind of its tensions.
Last, he shares a poem that inspires him when he meditates.
Rest in natural great peace
This exhausted mind
Beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thought,
Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
In the infinite ocean of samsara.