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Saturday, 27 December 2014

' WERE THE SKY TO SEEK TO BECOME THE SKY, IT COULD NEVER SUCCEED...'






Liberation is our very nature. We are that. The very fact that we wish for liberation shows that freedom from all bondage is our real nature. It is not to be freshly acquired. All that is necessary is to get rid of the false notion that we are bound. When we achieve that, there will be no desire or thought of any sort. So long as one desires liberation, so long, you may take it, one is in bondage.

If you regard Brahman, your own real nature, as something
different from you, it will feel shy, separate from you and slip
away.

Any effort to reach reality, thinking it to be different from oneself, will cause the non-dual experience, wherein one abides as reality, to go extremely far away.
- Sri Ramana Maharshi

“Self-arising wisdom, the essence of Dharmakaya, is not realized through effort, but conversely, by just remaining in the natural condition. It transcends all the aims of the practices, for that which is called “aim” is only a name: in reality “enlightenment” itself is only a name. Using the definition of “enlightenment” is a characteristic of the provisional teachings and not of the definitive ones.”

“As the true nature transcends cause and effect, those desirous of the fruit should not engage in its cause; It is realized by just remaining in the natural condition free of concepts.”

“Enlightenment is mind free of concepts and it is not achieved by following a gradual path.”

“The very word “realize” is not part of my language but of the language of those who base themselves on cause and effect”.

“Likewise, the sky does not change: were the sky to seek to become “the sky” it could never succeed. The nature of being does not change: were being to seek to become its own nature, it could never succeed. The nature of mind does not change: were the nature of mind to seek to realize itself it could not succeed. Meditation that seeks to transform that which cannot change presupposes hope in some future time: as it is based on desire and depends on time, it becomes a desperate meditation and is utterly not what I mean by the “definitive teaching.”

From the root Dzogchen Semde text, the Kunje Gyalpo

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