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
Read a random quote or see all quotes by Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche.
Further quotes from the book Natural Great Perfection:
- Tomorrow or your next existence
- Heart Advice
- Get out of the construction business
- Buddha Nature
- The three things that really tire us
- Illusion looking at illusion
- The very root of Dharma
- The mind of the Victorious Ones
- The whole point of the dharma
- Secret yogis
- The illusory nature of everything
- The three invaluables