The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying - Chapter 4: "The Nature of the Mind" Summary & Analysis

Sogyal Rinpoche
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Chapter 4: "The Nature of the Mind" Summary

Sogyal begins the chapter with a story of a frog in a deep well. When a frog from the ocean comes to visit, the frog in the well is unable to visualize anything larger than his own well. Venturing out to the ocean, the frog from the well is so overwhelmed, that his head explodes. Sogyal continues by recounting two memories. In the first, his Master, Khyentse, suddenly hugs him and kisses him on the cheek, which is never done. At that moment, Sogyal's mind falls away with the warmth and power of emotion. In the second memory, Sogyal and Khyentse are meditating as Khyentse recites the invocation of masters of the lineage. Suddenly, Khyentse leans forward and asks Sogyal "what is mind." Sogyal finds himself without words or thought, and...

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