One's state of mind is very powerful. It can imagine destroying something, and it destroys it. It can imagine creating something, and it creates it. Whatever you intendin the realm of mind, it happens. Imagine your enemy. You want to destroy your enemy, and you have developed all kinds of tactics for doing so, You have infiniteimaginations about how to handle the destruction of that enemy. Imagine your friend. You have infinite inspirations about how to relate with your friend, how to makehim or her feel good or better or richer....Man does exist; his intelligence does exist. This is entirely nontheistic.The approach of Padmasambhava [who broughtBuddhism to Tibet] to magic was on this nontheistic level. Lightning happens because it does happen, rather than because there is any further why or who or whatinvolved. It does happen. Flowers blossom because it happens, it is so. We cannot argue that there are no flowers. We cannot argue that no snow falls. It is so. Ithappens.
From CRAZY WISDOM, pages 55 to 56.
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