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Thought of the week

What would we like to pass on to our children? A good image of ourselves, so they see us as being better than we really are? What's the point? Or material goods? That would be handing them a heap of problems. […] Our presence? Whether we like it or not, they will be separated from us when we die. [...] But we could also leave them an inspiration, a vision that is meaningful and that can give them confidence in every moment of their lives. Of course, to be able to do that, we need to get some confidence ourselves, to develop an inner certainty. It is obvious that this feeling can only come from our mind, so it is high time we did something about it.

JIGME KHYENTSE RINPOCHE (b. 1964)
Oral advice transcribed by the author.