The clothes have no emperor

If we cannot contact mind apart from the ideas and interpretations it puts forward, could we speculate that mind does not exist at all – that the clothes have no emperor?

What if mind is like the anchor on a television news program, coordinating and introducing the stories reported on that day’s broadcast? The anchor, like the reporters who narrate each story, is simply part of the broadcast: there within the show begins, and gone when it comes to a close.

Likewise, when the mind’s presentation cease, the evidence for mind disappears.


Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Milking the Painted Cow


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