Myriads of different thoughts and ideas
run through our minds.
But among all the thoughts
that we might possibly have,
there are two that stand out as truly special.
The first is the thought of impermanence.
Thinking about impermanence
clears the mind of its clutter.
It enables us to think of and perceive the world
in a way that is radically different
and genuinely constructive.
The second is love and compassion.
Love and compassion hold inconceivable power.
Love and compassion never lead us astray.
~Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
(1951 to pres., Tibetan/ Nepalese Buddhist Teacher,
founder of the Rangjung Yeshe Institute)