Experience may arise in the mind
but it is neither mind nor anything but mind;
it is a vivid display of absence, like magical illusion,
in the very moment unutterable.
All experience arising in the mind,
at its inception, know it as absence!
from the book Natural Perfection: Longchenpa's Radical Dzogchen
translated by Keith Dowman
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