Sunday, September 05, 2010

Mind's Ultimate Nature: Poem by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche


Mind’s ultimate nature, emptiness endowed with vividness,
I was told is the real Buddha.
Recognizing this should help me
Not to be stuck with thoughts of hierarchy.

Mind’s ultimate nature, its emptiness aspect,
I was told is the real Dharma.
Recognizing this should help me
Not to be stuck with thoughts of political correctness.

Mind’s ultimate nature, its vivid aspect,
I was told is the real Sangha.
Recognizing this should help me
Not to be stuck with thoughts of equal rights.

One cannot disassociate emptiness from vividness.
This inseparability I was told is the Guru.
Recognizing this should help me
Not to be stuck with depending on chauvinist lamas.

This nature of mind has never been stained by duality,
This stainlessness I was told is the deity.
Recognizing this should help me
Not to be stuck with the categories of “gender” or “culture.”

This nature of mind is spontaneously present.
That spontaneity I was told is the dakini aspect.
Recognizing this should help me
Not to be stuck with fear of being sued.


-Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

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10 reader comments:

Patricia said...

I love it. Thank you for sharing. And I will forward this to my Facebook account if it's okay with you.
om mani padme hum

Cliff said...

Love it!

Gesicht said...

Thanks for this nice and uncommom poem !

Too uncommom maybe... I gave the link to it in the facebook group "Khyentse Norbu Fan Club" and it got deleted... censorship ???

By the way, where does this poem come from ?

Gesicht said...

Thanks for this nice and uncommom poem !

Too uncommom maybe... I gave a link to it in the facebook group "Khyentse Norbu Fan Club" and it got deleted... censorship ???

By the way, where does this poem come from ?

TENPA said...

Dear "Face"
I have no idea.

Gesicht said...

Sorry to insist but I'm surprised... You don't know where you took this poem from ?

TENPA said...

Dear "Face"

No trouble at all. I researched the matter a bit for you and found we apparently got it from a Bhutanese newspaper article someone sent to us.

TENPA said...

...and that article seems to be "Poetry of transcendence," Phuntsok Rabten, Bhutan Observer, 3 Oct 2008

Hope this is of aid to your efforts to be of benefit to all sentient beings.

Gesicht said...

Thanks a lot !
All the best !

Anonymous said...

Where and when did Rinpoche write this poem? Its brilliant. Thank you for sharing.