Afternoon on Burnt Mill Bridge: Clear Fork is a tributary that flows into BSF

    How amazing to assert that when the mind is not modified, it abides in a state of bliss! Everything we do to the mind - adopting certain types of conduct and avoiding others - entails modifications of the mind. What does it mean for the mind to be blissful? Does it mean you are so happy you are tingling with bliss? No, because that is just one more expression of grasping. Rather this is bliss that totally transcends conventional reality. In its natural state, the mind is blissful and is liberated. Just as water that is not stirred up is limpid and clear, so is this true of the mind.

-Gyatrul Rinpoche

quoted in   Naked Awareness Snow Lion Publicaitons, 2000 by Karma Chagme