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


The Progressive Stages I

KTGR COKhenpo Tsültrim
Gyamtso Rinpoche


Quote of the Week

March 9, 2012

The Progressive Stages of
Meditation on Emptiness I

The Vehicle of the Hearers:
View & Meditation

Because fixation on a self is the root of samsara,
As well as the root of karma and mental afflictions,
And since fixation on a self is the root of all suffering,
Its opposite, selflessness, must be ascertained.

Because the observed objects of self-fixation are devoid of inherent nature,
Because the mind of self-fixation as well is devoid of inherent nature,
And because the self of past and future lives is like a water-moon,
Certainty in selflessness, the true nature, must be stabilized.

When in that way you discover certainty in selflessness,
Within that certainty, relax and rest.
When the apprehension of nonexistence arises clearly,
Rest free of apprehending existence or nonexistence.


At the Dzogchen Palace of Appearance-Emptiness, Sherab Lodro [Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche] spoke this extemporaneously, whereupon Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche immediately wrote it down.

Translated under the direction of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche by Tyler Dewar of the Nitartha Translation Network, 2002.