The Open Dimension

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I am a semi-retired psychotherapist/psychiatric social worker and certified hypnotherapist. Originally a practicing attorney, I changed careers during the 1980's. My interests include history, constitutional law, Hindustani classical music, yoga, meditation and spirituality.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dzogchen Verse (7)

The Natural State is called the Great Perfection of Bodhicitta. Without doing anything or searching for anything, simply leave this Bodhicitta or Great Perfection which you experience as it is. If you search or do something, you can't find anything. There is nothing special, nothing visible. This Nature has no root and there is nothing which can be found; it is very clear presence....

This Nature, called the Nature of Mind, neither grasps nor perceives anything. Seen from its perspective, the mind and consciousness are completely deluded. There is nothing particular to focus on within this Nature, nor is it possible to meditate upon it. If you focus on or think of it, you have lost your way, you are wrong. This Nature has neither subject nor object and is ever unborn. It is called Self-Born Wisdom. Your meditation should be this: Remain in equipoise in this Nature. This is the real knowledge of the Buddhas.

(Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak, Masters of the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud)