' Mind of the Buddhas '


As long as our mind is obscured by and occupied with mundane thoughts, which are the usual concepts involving the five poisons and dualistic fixations, then the ordinary mind of innate wakefulness is covered up. Yet the moment normal thoughts and fixations are absent, the ordinary mind - ground wisdom - is immediately and vividly present.
'Ordinary' as used in "ordinary mind" means not fabricated, altered, or charged by any thought constructs. As soon as a deluded thought is fabricated in the mind then the state of mind is no longer ordinary: it is artificial. Ordinary mind means simply resting in naturalness.

~ Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche