Unless you mingle your mind with the dharma ~ Longchenpa

In short, unless you mingle your mind with the dharma, it is pointless to merely sport a spiritual veneer. Keep to the bare necessities for sustaining your life and warding off the bitter cold; reflect on the fact that nothing else is really needed. Practice guru yoga and supplicate one-pointedly. Direct every spiritual practice you do to the welfare of all sentient beings, your own parents. Whatever good or evil, joy or sorrow befalls you, train in seeing it as your guru’s kindness.


Longchenpa

Mirror to Reflect the Most Essential: The Final Instruction on the Ultimate Meaning

from the book Quintessential Dzogchen: Confusion Dawns as Wisdom


translated by Erik Pema Kunsang


source: http://levekunst.com/longchenpas-final-instruction/



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