Though the base is utterly without delusion
Mental delusion modifies the base, and so
Not seeing the very base due to causes and conditions,
That very base appears as the bon-phenomena of samsara
Collection of Jewels Sutra (‘Dus pa rin po che’i mdo) :
Because nothing need be done concerning phenomena, all thoughts concerning the unerring nature amount to nothing. The tight and intricate knot of vows that restrict body and speech makes it extremely difficult to encounter the ultimate meaning of the nature of phenomena The All-Creating Monarch
The Great Garuda states:
In groundlessness, uncontrived and free of anything to rely upon, assuming specific postures and trying to relax in lucidity bind one to apparent phenomena. If one’s mind is not free of extremes and not unbiased, mental analysis and speculation prevent one from experiencing the way of abiding. Without the confidence that comes from resting naturally in timeless freedom, in which nothing need be done, realization is constrained by wishful thinking and fleeting meditative experiences. Without the key point of resting naturally and not seeking anything, awareness is obscured by reliance on teachings that concern causality.
Within the scope of nonmanifest awareness, myriad phenomena are totally pure in the ineffability of causes and effects, whether positive or negative, and so the ultimate meaning of what, like space, entails no effort or achievement has been explained in this precious commentary that analyzes the first topic. Individuals of the highest acumen and good fortune, learned ones who have heard many teachings and undergone excellent training, accomplished gods and demigods, masters of mantras of awareness, and vast hosts of oath-bound guardians-rejoice in this!
The ultimate meaning of view-that there is nothing to be viewed-is revealed. This is the view that has no particular point of reference. Since timeless awareness, having no substance, is unobstructed, this self-knowing awareness is spontaneously present. Since there is nothing other than this, anything within the individual’s self-knowing timeless awareness is the radiance of that supreme awareness. This timeless state is the accomplished conqueror Vajradhara. Therefore, within the ground of being, perfect Buddhahood is not some object, for there is total purity beyond dualistic perception. Self-knowing awareness abides within its own radiance. Space, pure by nature, is permeated by the ultimate “sky” of the nature of phenomena. In the ultimate sky of the nature of phenomena shines the sun of self-knowing timeless awareness, illuminating everything without distinction or bias.