The greatest find ~ Marpa

Although all practitioners have a lineage,
If one has the dakini lineage, one has everything.

Although all practitioners have a grandfather,
If one has Tilo, one has everything.

Although practitioners have a lama,
If one has Naro, one has everything.

Although practitioners have teachings,
If one has the hearing lineage, one has everything.

All attain the Buddha through meditation,
But if one attains Buddhahood without meditation, there is definite enlightenment.

There is no amazing achievement without practice,
But there is amazing achievement without practice.

By searching, all will find enlightenment,
But to find without searching is the greatest find.


Marpa

quoted in the book The Great Kagyu Masters: The Golden Lineage Treasury

translated by Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche



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