Hilton Head Island, 2009
can arise from good as well as bad circumstances,
they should never deter or overpower you.
Be like the EARTH which supports all living creatures indiscriminately, without distinguishing good from bad.
The earth is simply
Your practice should be strengthened by the difficult situations you encounter, just as a bonfire in a strong wind is not blown out, but
-- Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (from the article "In Transition" in the Winter 1991 issue of Tricycle Magazine)