A violent storm holds enough power to inflict an immense amount of harm on everything that lies in its way.
But whoever harnesses the energy of such a storm, would have enough potential power to bring an immense amount of benefit instead.
Similarly, the energies that arise as the disturbing emotions of desire, anger and so on, hold an enormous amount of potential power - and in tantra these are not ignored, but are instead turned towards the path.
To work on the mind is a very vast subject; in fact it is the subject of the entire Buddha Dharma. In essence the main reason the mind generates it’s confusing passions and intense emotions is the strong clinging to I, me, and mine. Because of that clinging, we suffer when we do not obtain all that the I wants, and we suffer by experiencing what the I does not want.
It is through meditating over and again on the illusory and insubstantial nature of mind, ego, of self, that we slowly can dissolve ego clinging. Among all the methods to achieve this result, the deepest one is the meditation on bodhicitta – unselfish love and compassion. To be full of love for all sentient beings, and to consider others more important than ourselves is the very root of Dharma, combining wisdom and compassion.
Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche
A good mind is like a rich ground of gleaming gold, lightening up the whole sky with its golden radiance.
But if body speech and mind are not tamed, there is very little chance that you will achieve any realization whatsoever.
Be aware of your thoughts, words and actions at all times. If they take the wrong direction, your study and practise of the Dharma will be of no use.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche