Some of the Dharma: Ilusions, Dreams, Clear Vision, Wisdom
In the avadhuti, the main path of enlightenment,
Prana and mind, bliss and warmth, are united,
Becoming unconditioned great bliss.
The wisdom of unobscured insight dawns.
“This is unsurpassable,” the guru has said.
The darkness of ignorance is purified in space.
One is free from the two obscurations of
grasping and fixation.
Therefore bliss and luminosity dawn in simplicity.
This appearance of collective coincidence
Is a reflection without self-nature.
All appearances are realized like that,
And just like appearances in a dream,
All dharmas arise as illusions. . . .
When thoughts arise, rest naturally.
When dreaming, be mindful without corrupting it.
When in the pardo, don’t control, but be aware.
When there is fruition, let it arise without obscuration.
The Life of Marpa the Translator translated by Chögyam Trungpa and the Nalanda Translation Committee, page 151, courtesey Shambala/ Snow Lion
The Gap by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
The ground of nowness
Sees the gap right through Nowness
Doesn’t matter what it looks like
Its the only hope
For awakening on the spot
Now or never
Is the reality of awakening
this and other poems may be found at: http://dpr.info/art.poetry.thegap.htm