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From "How to practice" by the Dalai Lama ( page 173 ):
"The faulty defilments that pollute the mind - such as ignorance, lust and hatred - are temporary, and therefore seperable from the mind. Once these defilements are understood to be superficial and not in the minds basic nature, we see that the deep nature of mind is clear light, emptiness."
"Thoughts are like clouds. Even though the clouds sometimes seem to cover the entire sky, if you take a plane you can go beyond them into a vast space that is never even touched by the clouds. The clouds of our ordinary thoughts are just temporary and changing, whilst the deeper nature of our mind is unchanging, like the infinite space of the sky."
"Things derive their being and nature by mutual dependence and are nothing in themselves." Nagarjuna
From "Now is the knowing" By Ajahn Sumedho of the Thai Forest School ( page 57 ):
"So when we abide in the emptiness of our mind we're moving away, not getting rid of things but no longer absorbing into conditions....This is the Buddhist way to enlightenment; going towards Nibbana, inclining towards the spaciousness or emptiness of mind rather than being born and caught up in conditions."
The four dharma seals - the four characteristics which reflect true Buddhist teaching: