“Once you have the View, although the delusory perceptions of samsara may arise in your mind, you will be like the sky; when a rainbow appears in front of it, it’s not particularly flattered, and when the clouds appear, it’s not particularly disappointed either. There is a deep sense of contentment. You chuckle from inside as you see the facade of samsara and nirvana; the View will keep you constantly amused, with a little inner smile bubbling away all the time.”

— Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (from the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying – Sogyal Rinpoche – p. 170)

The View

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    • I’ll correct the post and add the source. Sogyal Rinpoche quoted this text from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying” at page 170.
      Indeed Dilgo Khyentse was really one of the greatest teachers. I am drawn strongly to his person and I visit nearly every year the Shechen Monastery in Bodhnath. It was for me a wonderful experience when I had the opportunity to meet Yangsi Khyentse Rinpoche the first time 2 years ago.
      Thanks a lot for your comment. 🙂

  1. Quote is great one… and this photo – wow!

    The sky is one of the greatest sources of natural beauty, ever changing, always unique. This is a truly beautiful moment you captured here – I love the cloud-shadow on the ground and the contrast between light and dark.

    Magnificent shot, my friend.

    • I was really lucky with the weather when I was in Ireland. I had some rain but the weather was always changing so quickly that it was a matter of waiting 10 to 20 minutes to get a shot like this and then the sky was blue or it started again to rain. Thank you!

  2. Leider fannen ech als “Techniker” net ëmmer dei richteg Wierdder an Setz fir meing Komentaren….(sou wèi en Gennaro oder aanerer), dofir hei zou,
    “Groussen” Text + “Grouss” Foto !!!

    • Villmols Merci! 🙂 Heiansdo ass et net einfach den Blog sou alldeeglech oprecht ze erhalen an dann freeë ech mech ëmmer erëm wann d’Artikelen gefalen.

  3. How beautifully said……..To have the ‘view’,’to be sky appears almost unattainable but pictures and words like this keep the vision of far land alive in the heart.
    I too love to read spiritual books a lot .I know I might never be able to understand the truth but the keeps me on track and as a traveler ,that’s fine with me.the quest should be alive.
    And Jean,I really thank the day ,I found your blog here.Your pictures,quotes they help me a lot in being focused.More over you direct me to such wonderful books.Presently reading ‘The way of the white clouds’….was introduced to the book through your one of the posts.

    • Thanks a lot for these nice and motivating words. I am always happy to read that my articles are also motivating for others. I started this blog with the intend to draw myself towards virtuous deeds every day for at least the time I am reading, writing and processing an image for the blog. I feel thankful for the community of bloggers I have met during that time with the same interests and I think that all of us do a precious work in publishing positive thoughts in a world that mostly longs for bad or spectacular news. 🙂

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