Letting Go Of Well-Being
Well-being is a great feeling,
but it comes with a subtle trap of attachment and arrogance.
“Don’t wander, don’t wander, place mindfulness on guard;
Along the road of distraction, mara lies in ambush.
Mara is this mind, clinging to like and dislike;
So look into the essence of this magic, free from dualistic fixation.
Realise that your mind is unfabricated primal purity.
There is no Buddha elsewhere; look at your own face.
There is nothing else to search for; rest in your own place.
Non-meditation is spontaneous perfection, so capture the royal seat.”
– Tsoknyi Rinpoche 1st
Mara: demonic characteristics.