Fri, 11 May 2012
So here is a quote by Milarepa explaining mahamudra, the path that transcends the intellect.
rnal 'byor gyi dbang phyug rje mi las/
lar bu khyed stong nyid bsgom par shor sa bzhi la ma shor ba byed dgos pa dang/ sems kyi gzhi rtsa ma chod na bde gsal mi rtog pa'i nyams ji tsam bzod yang khams gsum las mi 'da' bas rta ba ma chod pa'i nyams zhes bya ba yin/ 'o na lam yang dag pa nge gang yin ce na/mtshan ldan gyi bla mas slob ma snong ldan la khrid de gnyug ma'i shes pa sems na thams ched la gnas/ sangs rgyas la chos sku'i dgongs pa rang gsal/ rnal 'byor pa la thabs du mas mtshon te ngo sprad nas bsgom pas lta ba shugs la rtogs/ nyon mongs ngang gis 'gag/ rnam rtog rang sar grol/ ye shes mngon du gyur/ gnas lugs nyams su myong ba de ngag tu smrar mi btub/brjed pas mtshon mi nus/ gzhon nu ma'i bde ba ltar smra ru med/gzhi de kun la yod kyang ngo ma shes/ de nas brgyud ldan gyi bla ma bsten pa gal che bar gda'/ gnyug ma tha mal gyi shes pa de dpe gang gis kyang mi mtshon/brjod pa gang gis kyang mi rtogs/ tha snyad gang gis kyang mi rig/ des na bcas bcos mi bya/rang ga so ma'i ngang la lhod de zhog mdzod gsungs/
From the Lord of Yogins, Jetsun Mila:
You need to meditate on emptiness without becoming lost in the four extreme views. But if the mind ground is not cut through, you will not experience bliss, clarity, and non-thought however much you persevere and your so-called experience [in meditation] will not cut the root of the three worlds.
So, what is the right path? The student should take shelter with a teacher with the authentic signs of realization. and always remain in the natural state. Through the power of meditating on the pointing out instructions the yogi will realize mind's clarity as the dharmakaya of the Buddha. The afflictions will cease spontaneously. Thoughts will be self-liberated and your original wisdom will manifest. You will experience the nature of all things, which cannot be expressed in words. You can neither forget it or explain it. It cannot be spoken of, like the ecstasy of a young woman. The basis of all things cannot be said to exist or not. Therefore, the most important thing is to follow a teacher with authentic lineage.
The genuine, natural mind cannot be indicated by analogy. It cannot be understood through verbal designations. Therefore, let go and relax with fresh, uncontrived naturalness.