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Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche teaches through verse, pointing out the essence of a teaching.  Enjoy the quotes.


The Essential Points

Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche 

Quote of the Week
May 6, 2011




The Essential Points of Mahamudra, Dzogchen, and the Middle Way

Hey, hey, lucky students, diligent, faithful and smart,
Take a look at mind's nature - simplicity unborn

When reference points and signs dissolve in certainty
Don't strive, strain, or stop, just relax naturally

Look nakedly at the inexpressible ---
Mind's basic nature, bliss and emptiness

Relaxed, at ease, fixation-free,
All the binds is free in bliss-emptiness
Within this clear light, the dharmadhatu,
Take a look at the play of unborn mind
Mind's play manifests as appearance-emptiness

Pure awareness, from beginningless time,
Naturally present, transcending mind---

Thoughts that this view is best dissolve naturally
When we realize mind's reality.
Then tigles of light and rainbows can shine
But since we don't think they're real, these dzogchenpas are fine!


Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche composed these extemporaneous
words for the Nalandabodhi sangha. Translated fast and put to song by
Ari Goldfield, March 12, 2000.