O great being, listen!
We strive in meditation because we desire excellence,
but any striving precludes attainment;
excellence resides only in timeless self-sprung awareness.
from the book Natural Perfection: Longchenpa's Radical Dzogchen
translated by Keith Dowman
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- Gazing at the uncontrived sameness of every experience
- Homage to Glorious Samantabhadra, the All-Good
- Timeless spontaneity
- The soaring of the carefree yogin
- The pathless path
- Neither mind nor anything but mind
- The fearless sage
- Natural Perfection
- Or are we so dull?
- Ultimate contemplation
- The unique uncreated
- In the universal womb
- The body, speech and mind of buddha
- Open to infinity