Weekly Words of Wisdom - Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
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Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Inspirational excerpts from Rinpoche's vast collection of teachings and books.
January 18, 2015

Taking Pain and Illness
as the Path

When you get sick, you should not indulge in the illness. Do not focus on the pain, thinking, “I´m sick. I have a headache. My tooth hurts.”  That is indulging in the sickness. Pain and sickness just happen, and when they do, we cannot just stop the sensation. Instead, we can rest, relaxing our mind and letting it settle in naturalness in relation to the essence of that sensation itself without any feeling of displeasure or not wanting it, looking at the essence of the sensation itself. In the sutras, this is called the foundation of mindfulness of feeling.
Excerpt from: Vivid Awareness (Shambhala Publications, Inc.)

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