Note: This blog is part of a series sharing the teachings of the Atisha's Lojong Root Verses on Training the Mind as shared by Jetsumna Tenzin Palmo in London May 28 & 29, 2016.  These are not transcriptions of the lectures, rather a collection of her thoughts sewn together.

5. The Supreme remedy is to know that nothing has self nature

Everything is interdependent and related and yet we are continually reducing everything we perceive into a self existent thing. 

With proper examination we can come to discover that nothing exists of itself from its own side.  The practice of this helps ease the habitual patterning of the mind to separate and concretize. This allows the possibility of seeing the interconnectedness and tender intimacy of all there is.

Yet it is not how the mind works that is the problem, it is our grasping that causes trouble.  So as we experience things, if we can hold them more gently, tenderly, we give them more of a chance to reveal their true nature.


“Letting go doesn’t mean you discard everything, you hold it gently.” ~ Jetsumna Tenzin Palmo


The study of quantum physics has shown this to be true.  Jetsumna laughed as she explained how amazed the Quantum Physicists are that the Tibetan’s figured this out with no machines.  The Dalai Lama is equally amazed that the scientists figured it out without meditating.

Read the sixth root verse and notes from the teachings.