All posts by Aksel Sogstad

Loving-kindness and compassion bring the biggest wealth

Our mind is compassionate by nature. I encountered many obstacles this life and once lost everything overnight. But my mind remained calm and peaceful because I faced the gains and losses with a detached mind. It seems all material wealth is lost on the surface, but loving-kindness and compassion in our hearts bring the biggest wealth and greatest strength to our lives.

~An excerpt from the book “Crystal Clear Mind” written by Khenpo Sangpo Rinpoche~

Gaining Happiness in a Changing World

In life, we will experience living and dying, changing feelings, fluctuations in wealth, gain and loss of power, as well as highs and lows in status. The nature of objects is impermanence as constant change.

That’s why we should enhance our spirituality and develop compassion and wisdom in life. Only by doing this can we be lead on to the path of liberation and gain ultimate happiness.

~ Sangpo Rinpoche

The Nature of the Mind

The nature of the mind is empty, so no phenomenon is being created or destroyed.
The nature of the mind is radiant and clear, so all phenomena are neither defiled nor immaculate.
The nature of the mind is compassionate and immeasurable, so it is impartial and without discrimination.
Every single thought arising in the mind makes all the difference between success and failure.
~Khenpo Sangpo Rinpoche~

The Nature of Greed

The nature of greed arises from the fact that the needs are few but the wants are many. One is never content with what one has, always attempting to possess more and more. Therefore, we should learn to treasure what we have, and not try to obtain what we don’t have by force.

~ Khenpo Sangpo Rinpoche ~