Awareness is not itself subject to pain, although it bears profound and empathic witness to pain.

We are resting in our moment-by-moment experiencing of what is already here to be perceived, to be known directly.

When we undertake a spiritual practice, it is important that we open to all that arises, that we recognize, acknowledge, and accept everything we feel.

We purify the mind of the force of craving through the power of simplifying, knowing what we need in order to be happy.

Our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences. It is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home.

The pure faculty of knowing — what has been called the “luminous” quality of the mind — contains no hatred or desire at its core.