Thursday, January 26, 2012

Your Own Mind Is the Teacher

"Listen! Your state of pure and total presence,
And all sentient beings of the three realms,
Are clearly shown to be the teacher.
Because you have not seen your mind as the teacher,
Even after a hundred thousand aeons,
When I, the majestic creativity of the universe,
Manifest as the teacher, your own mind,
You should listen to this message: your own mind is the teacher."
-- Longchenpa

Jigme Lingpa (1730 - 1798), pictured above, rather "proves" the verity of Longchenpa's statement, doesn't he? By taking his own, timeless mind as the teacher, he was able to receive scriptures that established the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtig: translated by some as "The Heart Sphere of the Great Expanse."

In the coming year, we will begin to investigate the powerful preliminary practices of this lineage, the Dzogpachenpo Longchen Nyingtig Ngondro

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3 reader comments:

Anonymous said...

How amazing! So happy to know this is going to be shared soon!

snakespeak said...

Thank you! This Wood Rat sees it as one of the blessings of the Water Dragon Year.

Anonymous said...

Thank you... I appreciate your presence in this realm... and, any year is always a good time for Longchenpa's view to receive another blessed airing...