Everything becomes relaxation

Once we tap relaxation,
we learn to operate sensations and emotions
with a playful, open attitude, and
everything becomes relaxation.

We know that within every feeling or sensation
there is the pure energy
– that both `negative’ and `positive’ emotions
are flexible manifestations of energy,

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Kum Nye Relaxation

The shining light of beauty

Before knowing comes in,
before judgments such as
“Isn’t it wonderful” come,
simply see the shining light of beauty,
or hear the sound,
without fixating on it.

Let the feeling open itself,
merging with the senses,
but not going further,
not identifying,
not even to the point of feeling yourself aware.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
The Joy of Being

Completely open to beauty

The instant a sense of beauty arises,
before mind grasps it and propels it
down the perceptual track toward identifying,
cognizing, objectifying , and possessing,
there is only a sensing,
an inner response,
a faint movement of feeling.

In that nanosecond,
we can be completely open to beauty,
just as it is.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
The Joy of Being

Completely embody calmness

Completely embody calmness:
let calmness itself become being.

“Becoming being” means:
there is no particular shape or form
to direct your attention to and
no I, me, or mine to do the directing.

Let mind, thought, feeling, judgments, perceptions –
all aspects of mind that  notice and identify –
be completely open,
without any qualities that invite interpretation.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
The Joy of Being

The flow of feeling opens the heart…

The body can help relax the mind.

The flow of feeling can relax the senses and open the heart.
Eyes can luxuriate in the beauty of light;
ears can hear tones that evoke exquisite nuances of feeling
and cause vibrations to reverberate through the body.

The nose can refresh the body with the fragrance of flowers 
and scents that recall memories of crisp autumn days.

The body relishes the flow of the wind and the warmth of the sun.

Relieved of constricting pressures,
the mind responds to deep flows of feeling and offers thoughts rich in meaning.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
The Joy of Being