Look ~ Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

Look outward at the appearing objects,
And like the water in a mirage,
They are more delusive than delusion.
Unreal like dreams and illusions,
They resemble reflected moon and rainbows.

Look inward at your own mind!
It seems quite exciting, when not examined.
But when examined, there is nothing to it.
Appearing without being, it is nothing but empty.
It cannot be identified saying, “that’s it!”
But is evanescent and elusive like mist.

Look at whatever may appear
In any of the ten directions.
No matter how it may appear,
The thing in itself, its very nature,
Is the sky-like nature of mind,
Beyond the projection and dissolution of thought and

Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche

A Letter in Praise of Emptiness

from the book Natural Great Perfection: Dzogchen Teachings And Vajra Songs

source: http://www.nyingma.com/dzogchen2.htm

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