If you examine the nature of your own mind, you will realize that the|
pollutants, such as afflictive emotions and thoughts rooted in a distorted
way of relating to the world, are actually unstable. No matter how powerful
an affliction, when you cultivate the antidote of true insight into the nature
of reality, it will vanish because of the power of the antidote, which
undermines its continuity. However, there is nothing that can undermine the
basic mind itself; nothing that can actually interrupt the continuity of
consciousness. The existence of the world of subjective experience and
consciousness is a natural fact. There is consciousness. There is mind.
There is no force that can bring about a cessation of your mental continuum.
-- His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, in "Illuminating the Path to
Enlightenment", published by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive