To actually know yourself is to be the buddha
Oh my guru,
who exemplifies view, meditation, and action,
please grant your blessings
and let me achieve absorption in the realm of the nature of mind.
As far as view, meditation, action, and accomplishment,
keep these three points in mind:
all manifestations, even the universe itself is contained in mind.
The nature of mind is the realm of luminosity
beyond thought, beyond form.
Those are the key points of the view.
Wandering thoughts are liberated in the dharmakaya.
Awareness, luminosity is always blissful.
Meditate in the style of nonaction and ease.
These are the key points of practice.
The ten virtues naturally grow
within uncontrived actions.
The ten unvirtuous acts are then purified.
Luminous emptiness is never disturbed
by remedies or correct behavior.
These are the key points of action.
There is no nirvana to attain.
There is no samsara to renounce.
To actually know yourself is to be the buddha.
These are the key points when it comes to accomplishment.
Simplify these three down to one.
This emptiness is the nature of being
which only an excellent guru can illustrate clearly.
You don’t have to do a lot.
If one notices co-emergent wisdom
the goal has been reached.
This talk is a precious jewel
for all practitioners of the dharma.
– Jetsun Milarepa
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