Once, a master pointed to a piece of bread and asked his disciple where the beginning and the end of the bread was. The disciple thought for a while and suddenly realized this: the nature of mind has no beginning or end, comes from nowhere, and goes nowhere. But how come I didn’t have any sudden realization after looking at these breads for a long time? Ah, I know, it is due to serious karmic obstacles.
~ Khenpo's blog published on 17 January 2018