Confusion has no beginning, since as such it does not exist; this is beginningless samsara. The same is true also for the end of confusion. On the one hand, confusion has no end, since it does not exist; on the other hand, one can actually put an end to it in the sense of liberating oneself from the state of confusion. This is called “putting an end to samsara.
3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche
from the book Cloudless Sky: The Mahamudra Path of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu School
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