The-Tibetan-Book-of-Living-and-Dying

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56 THE TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING

the nature of his mind. "Ah! This is what my master has been

showing me all along," he thought. He ran back down the

mountain, and, against all convention, burst into his master's

room.

"I think I've got it now ... I've really got it!"

His master smiled at him knowingly: "So you had an interesting

climb up the mountain, did you?"

Whoever you are, you too can have the experience the disciple

had on that mountain, and it is that experience that will

give you the fearlessness to negotiate life and death. But what

is the best, quickest, and most efficient way to set about it?

The first step is the practice of meditation. It is meditation

that slowly purifies the ordinary mind, unmasking and

exhausting its habits and illusions, so that we can, at the right

moment, recognize who we really are.

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