Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The Mirror of Essential Points
Look inward at your own mind!
It seems quite exciting, when not examined.
But when examined, there is nothing to it.
Appearing without being, it is nothing but empty.
It cannot be identified saying, "That's it!"
But is evanescent and elusive like mist.
Look at whatever may appear In any of the ten directions.
No matter how it may appear.
The thing in itself, it's very nature,
Is the sky-like nature of mind,
Beyond the projection and dissolution of thought and concept.
Excerpted from "The Mirror of Essential Points" in Natural Great Perfection by Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche and Lama Surya Das
(Snow Lion, 1995)