To communicate successfully with our inner self
and investigate its nature,
we must become true lovers of wisdom,
not mere followers of ideas.
Then the external form of our religious practice,
its ceremony and doctrine,
touches us on the deepest level.
Our actions are appropriate and beneficial
because they flow from an inner source of value.
As we make our way through the world,
the landscape around us may sometimes appear barren,
but the healing waters of wisdom
always flow beneath the surface.
If we put aside our prejudices
and lay down our struggle,
we may find what we seek
beneath our very feet.
Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Teachings from the Heart