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Look at Appearance-Emptiness
Look nakedly at these forms that are like rainbows, appearance-emptiness,
Listen intently to these sounds that are like echoes, sound and emptiness,
Look straight at the essence of mind—clarity-emptiness, inexpressible,
And fixation-free, at ease in your own nature, let go and relax.
Ah, ah, ah!
Sung by Dechen Rangdrol, San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California, December 22, 2003.
Look at appearance-emptiness forms,
Listen to sound and emptiness sounds,
Rest in mind’s nature, clarity-emptiness,
And when your thoughts free themselves,
Laugh, oh laugh “Ha ha! Hee hee!”
Sung spontaneously by Dechen Rangdrol on the road from Denver International Airport to Boulder, Colorado, October 21, 2004.
Translated by Ari Goldfield. Translation copyright 2012, Ari Goldfield.