A blind bird’s searching for the end of the sky nothing will be found

For anyone who posits a nonexistent ground, a goal-oriented path, and an end result, liberation remains obscure precisely because of these suppositions. Emptiness as dull or illuminating, as existent or nonexistent, as something to be affirmed or denied, as cause or effect there are no such limitations as these four pairs of eight factors. This […]

Apparent phenomena of samsara arise naturally from the confusion of ordinary mind, yet even as they arise they are pure as natural manifestations of emptiness

Just as the universe manifests within the realm of space, samsara and nirvana arise within the scope of awareness as its unceasing dynamic energy. Of what are they the dynamic energy, you wonder? Just as dreams arise from the dynamic energy of sleep, owing to non-recognition of awareness beings of the three realms and the […]

Everything is naturally free, arising from the expanse of the nature of phenomena, and thus does not stray elsewhere

Since the heart essence24 is ineffability (the timeless freedom of apparent phenomena and mind), the expanse of evenness (the nature of phenomena in which confusion settles out naturally) abides uninterruptedly in the realm of dharmakaya. There is no division between things arising and being free; they converge in a single blissful expanse. In arising, they […]

The Tantra Without Letters

The Tantra Without Letters states:

The pure enlightened intent of “imperturbable rest that is like the ocean” is not some apparent phenomenon, nor does it cause anything to appear. It is not empty, nor does it exist as emptiness. It is not mere lucidity, but the realm of supreme lucidity. It is not mental […]

The three kayas are spontaneously present in basic space as the ground of being

When lights of five colors shine without obstruction from a crystal, these lights are perceived as distinct colors, yet none is better or worse. They are the dynamic energy of a single crystal sphere. Self-knowing awareness, the ground of being, is similar to that crystal sphere: its emptiness is the nature of dharmakaya, its naturally […]