The mind is like pure land but we left the pure land behind
When we see clouds, winds, dust that cover or pollute the sky. [We should know] these [emotions] are external things, not something that can really polute [mind’s] nature. So our emotions arise in the emptiness of mind but it doesn’t affect the nature of mind.
Eventhough it is naturally pure, since we have the naturally pure mind in us all time, why are we not pure? The mind is like pure land. But we are not in that pure land. We left the pure land behind somewhere and came to a different place. We are not able to remain there. We are with emotions and thoughts. We need to bring oneself back to the original position, the Mother Nature.
Hungkar Dorje Rinpoche, “Introduction to Longchen Nyingthik (Part I)”