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Old 01-12-2008, 02:48 AM
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Dharma Quote of the Week

From "The Prayer Requested by Namke Nyingbo" by Padmasambhava
All these things of the outer environment and the beings therein
That come into sight as the objects of your eyes like this,
They may appear, but leave them in the sphere free from clinging to a self.
Since they are pure of perceiver and perceived, they are the luminous-empty body of the deity.
I pray to the guru in whom attachment is self-liberated,
I pray to Padmasambhava from Uddiyana.

All these sounds, taken as pleasant or unpleasant,
That resound as the objects of your ears like this,
Leave them in the sphere of inconceivable, empty resonance.
Empty resonance, unborn and unceasing, is the Victor's speech.
I pray to the words of the Victor that resound and yet are empty,
I pray to Padmasambhava from Uddiyana.

However these thoughts of afflictions' five poisons,
Which stir as objects in your mind like this, may appear,
Do not mess around with them through a mind that rushes ahead into the future or lingers in the past.
Through leaving their movement in its own place, they uncoil as the dharmakaya.
I pray to the guru whose awareness is self-liberated,
I pray to Padmasambhava from Uddiyana.

Grant your blessings that the mind stream of someone like me is liberated
Through the compassion of the Tathagatas of the three times,
So that objects, appearing as if perceived outside, become pure,
That my very mind, perceiving as if inside, becomes liberated,
And that, in between, luminosity will recognize its own face.
--from Straight from the Heart: Buddhist Pith Instructions translated and introduced by Karl Brunnholzl, published by Snow Lion Publications
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