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Flight of the Garuda

By Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol

Quotes from Flight of the Garuda

“A moment's realization of the luminosity of one's mind purifies the accumulated evil deeds and obscurations of countless aeons.”

Chapters: 16. Returning to the Root, Meditation

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“Because you have realized that everything has one taste in being empty, the delusion of fixating on enemy and friend collapses and there is no thought of dualistic fixation on self and other.”

Chapters: 56. One with the Dust

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“Besides the mind, there is no other Dharma. Therefore, you have no other action to carry out somewhere else.”

Chapters: 25. The Mother of All Things

Themes: Ordinary Mind

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“Don’t trust intellectual teachings, recognize that vast and unborn sameness.”

Chapters: 2. The Wordless Teachings

Themes: One Taste

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“From the beginning, mind is emptiness without concrete existence and—like ice melting and becoming water—all of the external world and all sentient being mingle inseparably with this same emptiness.”


Themes: Emptiness

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“If a person has compassion, they are a Buddha.”

Chapters: 69. No Enemy

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“Luminosity is the nature of one's mind that aeons of confusion cannot darken.”

Chapters: 32. Uncontrived Awareness

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“No matter what arises, do not fixate on it! This is the ultimate and essential practice.”

Chapters: 15. Inscrutability

Themes: Moral Freedom

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“One with compassion is kind even when angry; one without compassion kills even as he smiles.”

Chapters: 37. Nameless Simplicity

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“Searching through the paths and levels for a place far away, they have never had a chance to arrive at buddhahood.”

Chapters: 47. Effortless Success

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“Teachings... are given only for the purpose of realizing the nature of mind. Beyond this, the victorious ones don't teach anything.”

Chapters: 63. Easy as Hard

Themes: Education

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“The nature of realization is the absence of hope and fear.”

Chapters: 3. Weak Wishes, Strong Bones

Themes: Hope Fear

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“Unless you realize your own mind—no matter which spiritual practices you perform—you're like a beggar who dosn't know that a stone in his fireplace is made of gold and goes around begging”


Themes: Know Yourself

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“When you have molasses on top of your tongue, no need for being told what it tastes like.
When you directly the luminosity of your mind, no need for listening to theories about it.”


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“With compassion, even enemies turn into friends. Without compassion, even friends turn into enemies.”

Chapters: 67. Three Treasures

Themes: Friendship Enemy

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