Like two expressions on the same face ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Samsara and nirvana are like two expressions on the same face, one dark and sullen, the other light and smiling. But, whatever the expression, we are not talking about a different face. It is not degraded when smeared with the dirt of samsara, neither is it improved when the dirt of samsara is washed off. Samsara and nirvana remain within the expanse of the absolute nature in the same way that the universe with its different continents all appear in space.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

from the book Zurchungpa's Testament

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