Pure Gold

There is a term in Vajrayana Buddhism, “kadak.” I think that’s it. It has been translated as “primordially pure,” “pure from the very beginning” or even “alpha pure.” That last one is a little odd, but there you have it. Translating the nondual language of the buddhas is not easy even for experienced translators (not to mention someone like me).

….

me: “I… don’t know if it’s working. I don’t feel like it’s a precious human life.”

lama: “It doesn’t matter what you feel. Gold is precious. It doesn’t matter what you feel about gold.”

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Aspiring writer and artist, dharma practitioner, yogi.

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