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A special song of realization - Marpa Lotsawa - 103


A special song of realization - Marpa Lotsawa

"This deluded samsara, the illusion of outer appearance,

I have realized to be unborn Mahamudra.

This mental consciousness, the inner grasping one,

Just like meeting a dear old friend,

Mind knows to be its own true nature."

From the book "The Karmapas and their Mahamudra forefathers"




i.e. ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป / ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—บ of the true nature & dynamic of Reality as it is here & now. Nothing to add, nothing to remove.

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In Reality, ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ต๐—ฎ, ๐——๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ, ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ต๐—ฎ; ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฎ, ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ, ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€. Union Ground <==> displays / manifestations / appearances. Union of opposites. Union of the Two Truths. Not different / separate / multiple / dual, not identical / united / one / non-dual, not both together, not neither. But, some are self-aware of it, fully awake, and some are not aware of it, ignorant.

๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ / ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ณ-๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ / ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ / ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ -- ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† / ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ / pure body & speech & mind, pure subject & object & action -- ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—บ of being fully aware of their true nature & dynamic, as pointed by concepts like the Union of the Two Truths about the three spheres, the Union of opposites, the Middle Way free from all extremes & middle. It is like self-clarity, self-purification, self-illumination.

๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—บ: The purification / self-liberation / transcendence / transmutation of all appearances, of all conditioning / karma, of the whole samsara, through the direct wisdom of awareness of the true nature & dynamic of the Ground / Reality as it is here & now, as pointed by concepts like: the Union of the Two Truths [U2T], the Union of the three spheres [U3S], the Union of opposites [Uopp], the tetralemma, the Middle Way free from all extremes & middle, free from all conceptual proliferations -- 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 --, the ‘equality / purity / perfection / divinity / spontaneity / inalterability / identity / unity / oneness / non-duality’ of everything here & now. Nirvana is being able to live in the ordinary world, motivated by bodhicitta, helping others, using conventional relative tools / fabrications / truths / methods / goals / concepts / dualities, without being fooled by their illusory nature, without grasping at them, without getting attached to them, without becoming slaves to them. Using them while being fully aware of the true & dynamic nature of the three spheres -- subject / actor, relation / action, object / result --.

๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ: the fact that "all phenomena inevitably are stamped by the fact of wisdom and emptiness inseparable [U2T]" -- Mahamudra is defined by Gampopa as "the realization of the natural state as awareness-emptiness [U2T], absolutely clear and transparent, without root". -- Gampopa also states that mahamudra is "the paramita of wisdom, beyond thought and expression (inconceivable)." = Meaning Mahamudra is the inconceivable Union of the Two Truths [U2T] free from all extremes & middle; Union of dependent origination / relative functionality / clarity / luminosity / cognizance of Mind <==> and its emptiness of inherent existence.


The Song of Natural Awareness ~ 17th Karmapa

Om Swasti Jayentu.

Primordially pure, the expanse of all phenomena is great bliss.

All signs of elaboration stilled, it is spontaneously present.

In that glad realm, where the joyous ambrosia of the three vehicles is found.

May the sun of naturally arising awareness be victorious.

– 17th Karmapa

from the book "Music In The Sky: The Life, Art, And Teachings Of The 17Th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje"


" He spent several hours a day trying to let his thoughts flow naturally

Never noticing that they flowed naturally the rest of the day..."


-- Nancy Neithercut


The nature of mind is simply the mind itself left in an unaltered state.

~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche



Thoughts are mind-itself.

If you wish to abandon them,

they will increase.

Since they are unborn,

they should not be rejected.

-- Gampopa



Milarepa’s Song of the Three Nails

All conceptual thoughts are free in being dharmakฤya,

The luminous clarity of the Awareness [of one’s dharmakฤya nature] is the condition of bliss,

Thus, settle and rest naturally in this uncontrived state.



"Naropa, you should strive

For Samsara and Nirvana's unity.

Look into the mirror of your mind, which is delight eternal,

The mysterious home of the Dakini."

-- Tilopa

Herbert V. Guenther - The Life and Teaching of Naropa, p. 77 Shambhala



All is neither false nor true,

Like the moon’s reflection in water, say the wise.

The ordinary mind is none other than

The dharmadhฤtu, the buddha nature (it is also the Ground).

-- Rangjung Dorje

From Karmapa Rangjung Dorje, The Treatise Called "Revealing the Essence of the Tathฤgatas"

Via: Naturally Liberating Whatever You Meet

A Concise Instruction for Realizing the Nature of Mind

by Khenpo Gangshar