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Summary of Mahamudra - Naropa - 061

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The Summary of Mahamudra - Naropa

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[0. Title & Homage]

[1. Mahamudra of Perception / View]

1.1 First, stating the nature of (objects / phenomena, and relations / actions) the Mahamudra of perception:

1.2 Second, stating the nature of (the subject / mind,) the Mahamudra of awareness:

1.3 Third, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of Union [of the Two Truths about the three spheres]:

[2. Mahamudra of Meditation]

2.1 Next, among the three points on the Mahamudra of meditation,
first stating the nature of the Mahamudra of the basic state [ / Ground]:

2.2 Second, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of realization:

2.3 Third, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of indivisibility [ / Oneness]:

[3. Mahamudra of Conduct]

3.1 Once more, for the three points about the Mahamudra of conduct,
first, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of self-liberation:

3.2 Second, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of equal taste:

3.3 Third, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of indivisibility:

[4. Mahamudra of Fruition]

4.1 Once more, for the three points about the Mahamudra of fruition,
first, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of what appears and exists:

4.2 Second, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of samsara and nirvana:

4.3 Third, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of ultimate perfection:

5. To conclude, instructing and stating the dedication:



[0. Title & Homage]

Sanskrit: Mahamudra Padametha

Tibetan: phyag rgya chen po tshig bsdus pa (Chagya Chenpo Tsig Dupa)


Homage to the great state of bliss!


[1. Mahamudra of Perception / View]

[View / Ground: Union of the Two Truths:
Union of conventionally dependently co-arisen relatively functional impermanent appearances <==> and emptiness of inherent existence;  Union of the three spheres, Union of opposites: ex. Union self <==> others <==> universe, the Middle Way free of all extremes & middle: nothing to accept / affirm / seek / do / add in absolute terms, nothing to reject / negate / abandon / not-do / subtract in absolute terms, just conventionally / relatively / inter-subjectively if it helps someone to get closer to the liberating Truth.

Tilopa: If you are beyond all grasping at an object and at a subject (and relation / action),
that is the monarch of all VIEW. (i.e. Union of the Two Truths about the three spheres)

Tilopa: The most majestic of outlooks is free of all reference.

Longchenpa: As your true view, look into the changeless, empty cognizance (in Union). (Union of the Two Truths about the mind: Union cognizance <==> emptiness)

Yukhok Chatralwa: In the view, king-like pure awareness, (Union of the Two Truths about the mind: Union awareness <==> emptiness / purity)

The Ground, the ultimate view, is the inconceivable Union of the Two Truths free from all extremes & middle: the Union of conventionally dependently co-arisen relatively functional impermanent appearances (1st truth -- not complete non-existence) <==> and emptiness of inherent existence (2nd truth -- not real existence).]

1.1 First, stating the nature of (objects / phenomena, and relations / actions) the Mahamudra of perception:

Concerning what is called Mahamudra:

All things (objects / phenomena) are (co-dependent with) your own mind (subject) (and vice versa).

Seeing objects as external [separate / independent of the subject / mind] is a mistaken concept;

Like a dream, they are empty of concreteness (thus empty of inherent existence).

(i.e. Union of the Two Truths about objects / phenomena / perceived / known: objects / phenomena are empty of inherent existence (2nd truth -- not really existing) <==> exactly because they are inseparable, interdependent, co-defined, co-relative, co-dependent, co-emergent, co-evolving, co-ceasing / co-transcended, in harmony, equal / non-dual / one with the subject / mind (1st truth -- not completely non-existent -- conventionally dependently co-arisen relatively functional impermanent appearances); like illusions / mirages / dreams / reflections; merely labelled / imputed / conceptualised by the subject / mind in dependence of its past / conditioning / karma. Appearing but/because empty of  inherent existence, empty but/because dependently appearing & relatively functional. One aspect / truth implies the other (<==). Objects / phenomena -- internal, external, between the two; physical, conceptual, mental; individual, collective, cosmic -- are not existent, not completely non-existent, not both together, not neither; not permanent / continuous / eternal, not impermanent / discontinuous / annihilated, not both together, not neither; not different / separate / multiple / dual, not identical / united / one / non-dual, not both together, not neither; not unequal / impure / imperfect / ordinary, not equal / pure / perfect / divine, not both together, not neither; not this, not non-this, not both together, not neither. Meaning their true nature is inconceivable for our flawed conditioned conceptual dualistic mind; their true nature is beyond all conceptual proliferations, beyond all extremes & middle (about any duality). So, it has to be spontaneously directly perceived / realised / abided in without using any of our conditioning / karma. Once we become fully aware of their inconceivable true nature & dynamic as it is here & now, then we are not fooled by them anymore. We can still use them as simple tools without any grasping / attachment, without becoming slaves to them, without grasping at any di-vision between the three spheres -- subject, relation / action, object --, any di-vision between conceptual opposites. That is freedom from them, not necessarily without them. In emptiness, there is no absolute basis for any discrimination; everything is perceived as already equal / pure / perfect / divine here & now; there is nothing to accept / affirm / seek / do / add in absolute terms, nothing to reject / negate / abandon / not-do / subtract in absolute terms, jut conventionally / relatively / inter-subjectively if it helps someone to get closer to the liberating Truth.
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--- The same thing with relation / action / perception / cognition …)

1.2 Second, stating the nature of (the subject / mind,) the Mahamudra of awareness:

This mind (subject), as well, is a mere movement of attention (co-dependent with the objects / phenomena and the relations / actions, and vice versa)

That has no self-nature, being merely like a gust of wind.

Empty of identity, like space, (thus empty of inherent existence)

All things, like space, are equal. (i.e. Not different / separate / multiple / dual, not identical / united / one / non-dual, not both together, not neither.)

(i.e. Union of the Two Truths about the subject / mind / perceiver / knower: the subject / mind is also empty of inherent existence (2nd truth -- not really existing) <==> exactly because it is also inseparable, interdependent, co-defined, co-relative, co-dependent, co-emergent, co-evolving, co-ceasing / co-transcended, in harmony, equal / non-dual / one with the objects / phenomena and the relations / actions (1st truth -- not completely non-existent -- conventionally dependently co-arisen relatively functional impermanent appearances); like illusions / mirages / dreams / reflections; also merely labelled / imputed / conceptualised by the subject / mind in dependence of its past / conditioning / karma. Appearing but/because empty of  inherent existence, empty but/because dependently appearing & relatively functional. One aspect / truth implies the other (<==). The subject / mind is also not existent, not completely non-existent, not both together, not neither; not permanent / continuous / eternal, not impermanent / discontinuous / annihilated, not both together, not neither; not different / separate / multiple / dual, not identical / united / one / non-dual, not both together, not neither; not unequal / impure / imperfect / ordinary, not equal / pure / perfect / divine, not both together, not neither; not this, not non-this, not both together, not neither. Meaning its true nature is inconceivable for our flawed conditioned conceptual dualistic mind; its true nature is beyond all conceptual proliferations, beyond all extremes & middle (about any duality). So, it has to be spontaneously directly perceived / realised / abided in without using any of our conditioning / karma. Once we become fully aware of its inconceivable true nature & dynamic as it is here & now, then we are not fooled by it anymore. We can still use it as a simple tool without any grasping / attachment, without becoming slaves to it, without grasping at any di-vision between the three spheres -- subject, relation / action, object --, any di-vision between conceptual opposites. That is freedom from it, not necessarily without it. In emptiness, there is no absolute basis for any discrimination; everything is perceived as already equal / pure / perfect / divine here & now; there is nothing to accept / affirm / seek / do / add in absolute terms, nothing to reject / negate / abandon / not-do / subtract in absolute terms, jut conventionally / relatively / inter-subjectively if it helps someone to get closer to the liberating Truth. So, relax, and "Let it be!")

1.3 Third, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of Union [of the Two Truths about the three spheres]:

When speaking of 'Mahamudra,'

It is not an identity that can be shown.

Therefore the mind's suchness

Is itself the state of Mahamudra. (= the true nature of the mind / Reality, the Ground, the Union of the Two Truths)

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Thus he taught the Mahamudra of the view through the threefold perception, awareness and Union.

(i.e. The Ground / Mahamudra: Union of the three spheres = Union of the Two Truths about the three spheres -- 1) subject / mind / actor / perceiver / knower, 2) relation / action / perception / cognition, 3) objects / result / perceived / known --: the three spheres are empty of inherent existence (2nd truth -- not really existing) <==> exactly because they are inseparable, interdependent, co-defined, co-relative, co-dependent, co-emergent, co-evolving, co-ceasing / co-transcended, in harmony, equal / non-dual / one with each other (1st truth -- not completely non-existent -- conventionally dependently co-arisen relatively functional impermanent appearances); like illusions / mirages / dreams / reflections; all merely labelled / imputed / conceptualised by the subject / mind in dependence of its past / conditioning / karma. Appearing but/because empty of  inherent existence, empty but/because dependently appearing & relatively functional. One aspect / truth implies the other (<==). The three spheres are not existent, not completely non-existent, not both together, not neither; not permanent / continuous / eternal, not impermanent / discontinuous / annihilated, not both together, not neither; not different / separate / multiple / dual, not identical / united / one / non-dual, not both together, not neither; not unequal / impure / imperfect / ordinary, not equal / pure / perfect / divine, not both together, not neither; not this, not non-this, not both together, not neither. Meaning their true nature is inconceivable for our flawed conditioned conceptual dualistic mind; their true nature is beyond all conceptual proliferations, beyond all extremes & middle (about any duality). So, it has to be spontaneously directly perceived / realised / abided in without using any of our conditioning / karma. Once we become fully aware of their inconceivable true nature & dynamic as it is here & now, then we are not fooled by them anymore. We can still use them as simple tools without any grasping / attachment, without becoming slaves to it, without grasping at any di-vision between the three spheres -- subject, relation / action, object --, any di-vision between conceptual opposites. That is freedom from them, not necessarily without them. In emptiness, there is no absolute basis for any discrimination; everything is perceived as already equal / pure / perfect / divine here & now; there is nothing to accept / affirm / seek / do / add in absolute terms, nothing to reject / negate / abandon / not-do / subtract in absolute terms, jut conventionally / relatively / inter-subjectively if it helps someone to get closer to the liberating Truth. So, relax, and "Let it be!")


[2. Mahamudra of Meditation]

[Path (meditation, conduct): Union method <==> wisdom; Union of more and more subtle virtuous methods, temporary imperfect adapted skillful means, conventionally dependently co-arisen relatively functional impermanent conventional tools -- truths & methods & goals <==> combined with more and more wisdom / emptiness.

Tilopa: If there is no distraction,
it is the monarch of all MEDITATIONS. (i.e. Let it be! Nothing to accept nothing to reject … since everything is Mahamudra.)

Tilopa: The most majestic of practices is vast and deep without limit.

Longchenpa: As your true meditation, let your mind nature be as it is. (i.e. Let it be! Nothing to accept nothing to reject … since everything is Mahamudra.)

Yukhok Chatralwa: Let meditation settle, beyond position or bias, (i.e. Let it be! Nothing to accept nothing to reject … since everything is Mahamudra.)

The Path, which must be more and more in accord with the Ground and Fruition in order to be more and more efficient, is the inconceivable Union of Method and Wisdom free from all extremes & middle: the inconceivable Union of more and more subtle adapted skillful means, temporary antidotes <==> combined with more and more wisdom / emptiness of the three spheres, of all dharmas in both samsara & nirvana. The Path is the Middle Way.]

2.1 Next, among the three points on the Mahamudra of meditation,
first stating the nature of the Mahamudra of the basic state [ / Ground]:

It is neither something to be corrected nor transformed, 

But when anyone sees and realizes its nature

All that appears and exists is Mahamudra (the Ground / Union of the Two truths),

The great and all-encompassing dharmakaya. (i.e. Let it be! Nothing to accept nothing to reject … since everything is Mahamudra.)

(i.e. Everything is the Ground, the inseparable three kayas. Union of all that appears <==> and the Ground; Union of the three kayas.
Union of the the Ground and its displays / manifestations / appearances: the Ground and its displays, or the three kayas, are empty of inherent existence (2nd truth -- not really existing) <==> exactly because they are inseparable, interdependent, co-defined, co-relative, co-dependent, co-emergent, co-evolving, co-ceasing / co-transcended, in harmony, equal / non-dual / one with each other (1st truth -- not completely non-existent -- conventionally dependently co-arisen relatively functional impermanent appearances); like illusions / mirages / dreams / reflections; all merely labelled / imputed / conceptualised by the subject / mind in dependence of its past / conditioning / karma. Appearing but/because empty of  inherent existence, empty but/because dependently appearing & relatively functional. One aspect / truth implies the other (<==). The Ground and its displays, or the three kayas, are not existent, not completely non-existent, not both together, not neither; not permanent / continuous / eternal, not impermanent / discontinuous / annihilated, not both together, not neither; not different / separate / multiple / dual, not identical / united / one / non-dual, not both together, not neither; not unequal / impure / imperfect / ordinary, not equal / pure / perfect / divine, not both together, not neither; not this, not non-this, not both together, not neither. Meaning their true nature is inconceivable for our flawed conditioned conceptual dualistic mind; their true nature is beyond all conceptual proliferations, beyond all extremes & middle (about any duality). So, it has to be spontaneously directly perceived / realised / abided in without using any of our conditioning / karma. Once we become fully aware of their inconceivable true nature & dynamic as it is here & now, then we are not fooled by them anymore. We can still use them as simple tools without any grasping / attachment, without becoming slaves to it, without grasping at any di-vision between the three spheres -- subject, relation / action, object --, any di-vision between conceptual opposites. That is freedom from them, not necessarily without them. In emptiness, there is no absolute basis for any discrimination; everything is perceived as already equal / pure / perfect / divine here & now; there is nothing to accept / affirm / seek / do / add in absolute terms, nothing to reject / negate / abandon / not-do / subtract in absolute terms, jut conventionally / relatively / inter-subjectively if it helps someone to get closer to the liberating Truth. So, relax, and "Let it be!")

2.2 Second, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of realization:

Naturally and without contriving, allowed to simply be,

This unimagined dharmakaya,

Letting it be without seeking is the meditation training,

But to meditate while seeking is deluded mind. (i.e. Let it be! Nothing to accept nothing to reject … since everything is Mahamudra.)

(i.e. So, the path is not about better discrimination, not about accepting this (the good) while rejecting that (the bad) as it things/actions were inherently existing and inherently good or bad i absolute terms; that would be too dualistic and not in accord with the true nature of Reality as it is here & now.
The path is not about feeling or not-feeling, acting or not-acting, thinking or not-thinking, conceptualising or not-conceptualising, discriminating or not-discriminating, remembering or not-remembering, planning or not-planning, cultivating or not-cultivating, meditating or not-meditating, viewing or not-viewing, knowing or not-knowing, duality or non-duality / oneness, etc.
The path is about directly learning from Reality as it is here & now, about realising its true nature & dynamic. Ultimately the path is about directly perceiving / realising / abiding in the Union of the Two Truths about the three spheres. So, we just have to be fully present here & now, and observe with equanimity whatever appears -- internal, external, and between the two; subject, object, and relation & action; physical, conceptual, and mental; individual, collective, and cosmic --. In other words: Just let it be! Just let Reality be Reality, accept and learn from it.)

2.3 Third, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of indivisibility [ / Oneness]:

Just as with space, just as with a magical display,

While neither cultivating nor not cultivating

How can you be separate or not separate!

This is a yogi's understanding. (i.e. Let it be! Nothing to accept nothing to reject … since everything is Mahamudra.)

(i.e. Do not fixate on anything -- view, method, goal --, grasp anything, get attached to anything, become slave to anything, be fooled by anything. Perceive everything as illusions, as a spontaneous magical show of the Ground, of the Union of the Two Truths about the three spheres. A cosmic dance of transparent-like empty-functional-appearances empty-interacting with each other. Not many, not one, not both together, not neither.)


[3. Mahamudra of Conduct]

[Path (meditation, conduct): Union method <==> wisdom; Union of more and more subtle virtuous methods, temporary imperfect adapted skillful means, conventionally dependently co-arisen relatively functional impermanent conventional tools -- truths & methods & goals <==> combined with more and more wisdom / emptiness.

Tilopa: If there is no effort,
it is the monarch among all CONDUCTS.  (i.e. Self-liberating appearances/actions through direct wisdom of being aware of their true nature & dynamic beyond all dualities. Acting / coming / going relatively without acting / coming / going ultimately.)

Tilopa: The most majestic of behaviors is open-minded and impartial.

Longchenpa: As your true conduct, let the delusion of dualistic fixation collapse.  (i.e. Self-liberating appearances/actions through direct wisdom of being aware of their true nature & dynamic beyond all dualities. Acting / coming / going relatively without acting / coming / going ultimately.)

Yukhok Chatralwa: And, as action, let duality and delusion be destroyed.  (i.e. Self-liberating appearances/actions through direct wisdom of being aware of their true nature & dynamic beyond all dualities. Acting / coming / going relatively without acting / coming / going ultimately.)

The Path, which must be more and more in accord with the Ground and Fruition in order to be more and more efficient, is the inconceivable Union of Method and Wisdom free from all extremes & middle: the inconceivable Union of more and more subtle adapted skillful means, temporary antidotes <==> combined with more and more wisdom / emptiness of the three spheres, of all dharmas in both samsara & nirvana. The Path is the Middle Way.]

3.1 Once more, for the three points about the Mahamudra of conduct,
first, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of self-liberation:

All the good deeds of harmful actions

Dissolve by simply knowing this nature. (i.e. Self-liberation / purification / transcendence through direct wisdom.)

The emotions are the great wisdom;

Like a jungle fire, they are the yogi's helpers.

(i.e. Self-liberating appearances/actions through direct wisdom of being aware of their true nature & dynamic beyond all dualities. Acting / coming / going relatively without acting / coming / going ultimately. The Middle Way free from all extremes & middle: nothing to accept / affirm / seek / do / add in absolute terms, nothing to reject / negate / abandon / no-do / subtract in absolute terms, just conventionally / relatively / inter-subjectively.)

3.2 Second, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of equal taste:

How can there be staying or going?

What meditation is there by fleeing to a hermitage?

Without understanding this, all possible means

Never bring more than temporary liberation.

(i.e. Self-liberating appearances/actions through direct wisdom of being aware of their true nature & dynamic beyond all dualities. Acting / coming / going relatively without acting / coming / going ultimately. The Middle Way free from all extremes & middle: nothing to accept / affirm / seek / do / add in absolute terms, nothing to reject / negate / abandon / no-do / subtract in absolute terms, just conventionally / relatively / inter-subjectively.)

3.3 Third, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of indivisibility:

When understanding this nature, what is there to bind you?

While being undistracted from its continuity,

There is neither a composed nor an uncomposed state

To be cultivated or corrected with a remedy.)

(i.e. Self-liberating appearances/actions through direct wisdom of being aware of their true nature & dynamic beyond all dualities. Acting / coming / going relatively without acting / coming / going ultimately. The Middle Way free from all extremes & middle: nothing to accept / affirm / seek / do / add in absolute terms, nothing to reject / negate / abandon / no-do / subtract in absolute terms, just conventionally / relatively / inter-subjectively.)


[4. Mahamudra of Fruition]

[Fruition / Buddhahood: Union perfected virtues <==> and perfected wisdom / emptiness.

Tilopa: When there is no hope (acceptation) and no fear (rejection),
that is the final result, and the FRUITION has been attained or revealed.

Tilopa: The most majestic of fruitions is natural being, free of concern.

Longchenpa: As your true fruition, don’t seek (hope for by accepting this while rejecting that) the result that is spontaneously present.

Yukhok Chatralwa: The fruition is the already perfect three kāyas,
Beyond samaya commitments involving acceptance and rejection.

Fruition / Buddhahood is described as the inconceivable Union of perfected compassion and wisdom free from all extremes & middle: the inconceivable Union of perfected virtues -- like immeasurable loving-kindness, compassion, joy, equanimity --, of spontaneous unconditioned enlightened activities <==> combined with perfected wisdom / emptiness. It is acting (actions of the body, speech & mind) in perfect accord with the true nature of Reality as it is here & now, as pointed by concepts like: the Union of the Two Truths about all dharmas, Union of the Two Truths about the three spheres, Union of the Two Truths about the opposites in any duality / triad / quad / etc., the Middle Way free from all extremes & middle, the equality / purity / perfection / divinity of everything here & now.]


4.1 Once more, for the three points about the Mahamudra of fruition,
first, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of what appears and exists:

It is not made out of anything.

Experience self-liberated is dharmadhatu.

Thinking self-liberated is great wisdom.

Nondual equality is dharmakaya.

(i.e. This awakening without awakening is not caused / produced by our own efforts -- physical, conceptual, mental, individual, collective, cosmic --, by any path. It is beyond causality & acausality, production & non-production, action & non-action, thinking & non-thinking, conceptualisation & non-conceptualisation, discrimination & non-discrimination, study & non-study, this path or that path or no-path, etc. Everything we do on the path is to clear the way to make possible this spontaneous awakening beyond any di-vision between the three spheres -- subject, relation / action, object --.
Enlightenment is spontaneously acting -- body / physical, speech / conceptual, mind / mental activities -- in perfect accord with (while being fully aware of) the true nature & dynamic of Reality as it is here & now, in accord with the View: the Union of the Two Truths, and the Path: Union of method & wisdom / emptiness. It is acting relatively without acting ultimately, without any grasping / attachment, free from all conditioning / karma and not creating new one ...)

4.2 Second, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of samsara and nirvana:

Like the continuous flow of a great river,

Whatever you do is meaningful.

This is the eternal awakened state,

The great bliss, leaving no place for samsara. 

(i.e. Nirvana is the self-liberation / purification / transcendence of samsara through direct wisdom. Union samsara <==> nirvana.)

4.3 Third, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of ultimate perfection:

All things are empty of their own identities.

The concept fixed on emptiness has dissolved in itself.

Free of concept, holding nothing in mind;

Is in itself the path of all buddhas. 

(i.e. Union of the Two Truths about the two truths themselves. Transcending / purifying / self-liberating even the two truths and their Union -- dependent-origination and emptiness --. Nothing left to grasp as the absolute.)


5. To conclude, instructing and stating the dedication:

[Union of View <==> Method / Path <==> Fruition. Meaning the three are empty of inherent existence <==> because inseparable, interdependent, co-defined, co-relative, co-dependent, co-emergent, co-evolving, co-ceasing / co-transcended, in harmony, equal / non-dual / one in the non-dual sense of those terms … So we could use them as adapted skillful means, but without any grasping, attachment, without becoming slave to any version of them (any stages), without thinking they are inherent / universal / absolute and trying to impose them to others by intimidation or force.]

For the most fortunate ones,

I have made these concise words of heartfelt advice.

Through this, may every single sentient being

Be established in Mahamudra. 

This was given orally by the great pandita Naropa, to Marpa Chokyi Lodro at Pullahari. These thirteen verses that concisely show Mahamudra in completeness were divided up in accordance with their meaning. The details should be known from oral teachings. Do not fix your mind on other variations; since this is copied from the old manuscript, I feel it should not be changed. This note was added by Shamar Kacho Wangpo. There is a saying that "The pith instructions in Mahamudra should be known from an instruction in concise words." It is the opinion of all past sublime masters who upheld the Practice Lineage that this teaching summarizes all the key points of Mahamudra instruction). Translated by Erik Pema Kunsang. Published in Songs of Naropa: Commentaries on Songs of Realization, by Thrangu Rinpoche (Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1997).

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Quotes

Mahamudra Pith instructions - Tilopa

16. [View, Path (meditation, conduct), Fruition:]

What joy!

Samsaric ways are [ultimately] senseless: they are the seeds of suffering.

Conventional ways are [ultimately] pointless. 

Focus on what is sound and true.

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Majestic outlook (view) is beyond all fixation (dualities).

Majestic practice (meditation) is no distraction.

Majestic behavior (conduct) is no action or effort (accepting this, rejecting that).

The fruition is there when you are free from hope and fear.


24. [View, Path (meditation, conduct), Fruition:]

The most majestic of outlooks is free of all reference.

The most majestic of practices is vast and deep without limit.

The most majestic of behaviors is open-minded and impartial.

The most majestic of fruitions is natural being, free of concern.

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No hope no fear ~ Tilopa

If you are beyond all grasping at an object and at a subject (and relation / action),

that is the monarch of all VIEW.


If there is no distraction,
it is the monarch of all MEDITATIONS.


If there is no effort,
it is the monarch among all CONDUCTS.


When there is no hope (acceptation) and no fear (rejection),
that is the final result, and the FRUITION has been attained or revealed.


-- Tilopa

from the book The Life of Tilopa and the Ganges Mahamudra

https://quotes.justdharma.com/no-hope-no-fear-tilopa/ 

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  • View / Ground: Union of the Two truths:
    Union of conventionally dependently co-arisen relatively functional impermanent appearances <==> and emptiness of inherent existence;  Union of the three spheres, Union of opposites: ex. Union self <==> others <==> universe, the Middle Way free of all extremes & middle: nothing to accept / affirm / seek /do in absolute terms, nothing to reject / negate / abandon / not-do in absolute terms, just conventionally / relatively / inter-subjectively if it helps someone to get closer to the liberating Truth;

  • Path (meditation, conduct): Union method <==> wisdom; Union of more and more subtle virtuous methods, temporary imperfect adapted skillful means, conventionally dependently co-arisen relatively functional impermanent conventional tools -- truths & methods & goals <==> combined with more and more wisdom / emptiness;

  • Fruition / Buddhahood: Union perfected virtues <==> and perfected wisdom / emptiness;

  • This is expressed with the concept of the Union of View <==> Method / Path <==> Fruition. Meaning the three are empty of inherent existence <==> because inseparable, interdependent, co-defined, co-relative, co-dependent, co-emergent, co-evolving, co-ceasing / co-transcended, in harmony, equal / non-dual / one in the non-dual sense of those terms … So we could use them as adapted skillful means, but without any grasping, attachment, without becoming slave to any version of them (any stages), without thinking they are inherent / universal / absolute and trying to impose them to others by intimidation or force.

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See also: 

  • The Vow of Mahamudra, 3rd Karmapa

  • Résumé about the Ground

  • The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra -- Rigdzin Gödem

  • The true nature of Reality - Trikaya

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Note: Union Ground <==> Path <==> Fruition:

The Ground, the ultimate view, is the inconceivable Union of the Two Truths free from all extremes & middle: the Union of conventionally dependently co-arisen relatively functional impermanent appearances (1st truth -- not complete non-existence) <==> and emptiness of inherent existence (2nd truth -- not real existence).


The Path, which must be more and more in accord with the Ground and Fruition in order to be more and more efficient, is the inconceivable Union of Method and Wisdom free from all extremes & middle: the inconceivable Union of more and more subtle adapted skillful means, temporary antidotes <==> combined with more and more wisdom / emptiness of the three spheres, of all dharmas in both samsara & nirvana. The Path is the Middle Way..


Fruition / Buddhahood is described as the inconceivable Union of perfected compassion and wisdom free from all extremes & middle: the inconceivable Union of perfected virtues -- like immeasurable loving-kindness, compassion, joy, equanimity --, of spontaneous unconditioned enlightened activities <==> combined with perfected wisdom / emptiness. It is acting (actions of the body, speech & mind) in perfect accord with the true nature of Reality as it is here & now, as pointed by concepts like: the Union of the Two Truths about all dharmas, Union of the Two Truths about the three spheres, Union of the Two Truths about the opposites in any duality / triad / quad / etc., the Middle Way free from all extremes & middle, the equality / purity / perfection / divinity of everything here & now.)

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View, meditation, conduct and fruit ~ Longchenpa

As your true view, look into the changeless, empty cognizance (in Union).

As your true meditation, let your mind nature be as it is.

As your true conduct, let the delusion of dualistic fixation collapse.

As your true fruition, don’t seek the result that is spontaneously present.


-- Longchenpa

from the book The Life of Longchenpa: The Omniscient Dharma King of the Vast Expanse

https://quotes.justdharma.com/view-meditationconduct-and-fruit-longchenpa/ 

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The king of nakedly seen awareness ~ Yukhok Chatralwa

Homage to great, unchanging rigpa!

In the view, king-like pure awareness,

Let meditation settle, beyond position or bias,

And, as action, let duality and delusion be destroyed.

The fruition is the already perfect three kāyas,

Beyond samaya commitments involving acceptance and rejection.

Thus, the king of nakedly seen awareness

Is sealed with the samayas of view, meditation, action and fruition.


-- Yukhok Chatralwa

The Final Testament of Yukhok Chatralwa

https://quotes.justdharma.com/the-king-of-nakedly-seen-awareness-yukhok-chatralwa/ 

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The Enlightened Mind -- Longchenpa

The enlightened mind is without coming or departing. It is neither outside nor within. Transcending thought, it has no partiality. It is ultimate reality, unlimited and unconfined, Wherein there is no wide or narrow And no high or low. So set aside all anxious search for it.


-- Longchen Rabjam


Via: ཆོས་འཁོར།

 https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1561025297422117&id=801486000042721 


(Also: Everything is like that .. since everything is the Ground, one with the Ground.)

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Wisdom Nectar - Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshé Dorjé

The realization that all phenomena of samsara and enlightenment

are emptiness inseparable from naked awareness is the VIEW.


To release present awareness within the spacious natural state and then to sustain the self-liberation of thoughts without grasping is MEDITATION.


All post-meditative activity done harmoniously with the Dharma is the CONDUCT.


The complete manifestation of that abiding nature is the RESULT [FRUITION].


Via: https://www.facebook.com/The.Heart.of.Buddhism.To.be.a.kind.person/posts/448776183173610 

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