Der Geist ist
von Natur aus so klar wie ein Kristall,
von Natur aus leer (frei von einem Selbst; er hält an nichts fest),
von Natur aus strahlend (er erkennt ständig)
von Natur aus unaufhörlich reagierend – reines Mitgefühl, frei von Gier, Hass und Unwissenheit, das wie Wasser auf dem Weg zu Ozean ohne Mühe der Topografie folgt.

Nach Lama Shabkar (1781-1851)


Nature of Mind

Shabkar teaches Chöying Drolma on the nature of mind
I shall tell you how to maintain the recognition of mind’s nature:
Rest without making efforts In the expanse of clear emptiness,
Like a great garuda soaring through the skies.
Leave your mind as a brilliant radiance
Like the sun free from clouds.
Let mind’s vivid cognition be free of clinging
Like a young child looking inside a temple.
Let your mind rest in serene, vast calmness,
Like an ocean free of waves.
Let thoughts vanish without a trace,
Like a bird’s flight that leaves no trace in the sky.
If you meditate as I have explained,
Meditation experiences and realization will arise like this.
An experience of transparent emptiness will arise, Ineffable—just as space is ungraspable, indefinable.
An experience of clarity will arise, Indescribable—like the dream of a mute.
An experience of bliss will arise, Inexpressible—like the blissful pleasure of a young girl.
An experience of non-thought will arise,
Conceptless—like a corpse abandoned in a charnel ground.
Do not have any attachment
Toward whichever experience arises—
Bliss, clarity, or non-thought.
Simply allow it to remain in its vividness.
If you preserve the natural state of mind in this way,
At the moment of death you will be liberated in the dharmakaya.
Do not forget this advice, keep it at the core of your heart;
May it benefit the minds of all those who hear it.from “The Life of Shabkar: The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin” August 1994; Zabs-Dkar Tshogs-Drug-Ran-Grol and Matthieu Ricard

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