The essence of liberation is the attainment of the nature of mind itself, which from the beginning has never wandered in samsara and is liberated in profound great space, like a garuda spreading its wings inside the egg. When it has perfected the three skills of the body, the eggshell falls on the ground at the same time as the garuda soars into the sky. Other birds are not capable of flying immediately; only garudas can do this. As with this example, no other way except Dzogpa Chenpo has this quality of giving no regard to the signs of accomplishment of stages and paths.
Thinley Norbu Rinpoche
from the book Sunlight Speech That Dispels the Darkness of Doubt: Sublime Prayers, Praises, and Practices of the Nyingma Masters
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