Quote Archives: Maitripa

The yogin of true reality ~ Maitripa

Buddhists take true reality To be free from permanence and nihilism; To engage in affirmation and exclusion, When it comes to naturally arisen phenomena—this is the talk of fools. To those who claim that there is existence, we say That, upon analysis, nothing exists. To those who claim that there is no existence, we say […]

Essential Mahamudra Verses ~ Maitripa

To innermost bliss, I pay homage! Were I to explain Mahamudra, I would say— All phenomena? Your own mind! If you look outside for meaning, you’ll get confused. Phenomena are like a dream, empty of true nature, And mind is merely the flux of awareness, No self nature: just energy flow. No true nature: just […]

Five Stanzas on Love ~ Maitripa

If it weren’t for the adored bridegroom Of appearance as mere dependent origination, The loving bride of emptiness Would be no better than dead. Emptiness is the most lovely bride, A ravishing beauty beyond compare. If he ever became separated from her, That handsome bridegroom would be fettered in shackles. Therefore, trembling with anxiety, Bride […]