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Spontaneous Song of Experiences
by Ven. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
In the essence of realization of the Buddhas, the lords of the three times,
The natural state of the Dharma of the definitive meaning,
There are no divisions as to Buddhas and sentient beings.
Sugatagarbha is present in everyone.
Reflecting on this innate state, I feel great joy!
All beings are fooled by the thought of ego-clinging.
Reflecting on this delusion, I feel deep despair!
The lord guru pointed out the natural face of awareness.
Reflecting on this liberation, I am filled with amazement!
This is not far away; it is right with you.
It is not difficult; it is so simple.
What a great loss not to recognize
The fact that your present ordinary mind
Is the self-existing Buddha!
Your naked empty awareness.
Is covered by the peels of meandering indecisions.
Your natural face is veiled
By the grip of the meditator and his object.
Now is time to gain direct experience!
The sign of experience is your nature turning gentle.
To the ones above, faith and devotion grow forth spontaneously.
To the ones below, love and compassion naturally surge.
The ocean of understanding and experience overflows.
Vital it is to practice the view, meditation and action
Condensed into a single key point.
Once you seize the stronghold of your innate mind
You have captured the illustrious kingdom of Dharmakaya.
With no need to hope for a future result,
Disciples, aren't you filled with joy!
This inexpressible nature, self-existing wakefulness,
Is claimed to be understood by almost everyone,
But rare it is that someone is free from mental fabrication!
You may have the drive of wishing to meditate,
But unless you give rise to experience from your heart,
Halfway understanding will fail to liberate you.
What certainty is there without realizing the true nature!
Resolve the view definitively!
Define the practice repeatedly!
By the singular kindness of my gracious father root
guru, I felt that my being was slightly liberated through
learning, reflection and meditation on the definitive
meaning, and so, in the presence of the Mahabodhi
Stupa at Vajra Seat, the eminent site where our teacher
reached true and perfect enlightenment, I, Dharma
Surya, offered this earnest wish in order to remind
myself and inspire other people in the year of 1990.
May this be a cause for fulfilling its intended purpose!
At the command of our precious teacher, this attempt at a translation was freely made by Erik Pema Kunsang, Nagi Gompa.
Ven. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
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“Sariputra, if there are people who have already made the vow, who now make the vow, or who are about to make the vow, ‘I desire to be born in Amitabha’s country,’ these people, whether born in the past, now being born, or to be born in the future, all will irreversibly attain to anuttarasamyaksambodhi. Therefore, Sariputra, all good men and good women, if they are among those who have faith, should make the vow, ‘I will be born in that country.’”
~ Amitabha Sutra
When I obtain the Buddhahood, any being of the boundless and inconceivable Buddha-worlds of the ten quarters whose body if be touched by the rays of my splendour should not make his body and mind gentle and peaceful, in such a state that he is far more sublime than the gods and men, then may I not attain the enlightenment.
~ Amitabha Buddha's Thirty-Third Vow
Saturday, May 19, 2007
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