Amazing! These precious freedoms and endowments are rare as a daytime star; even when found, like a candle flame in the wind, they could vanish in an instant! Pondering this, most people seem like mad sea captains.
The root of practice is renunciation. So if you don’t use the key points of mind training to till the soil of your mind, hardened toward liberation, when death comes and you beat your chest with regret, it will be too late!
from the book Steps to the Great Perfection: The Mind-Training Tradition of the Dzogchen Masters
translated by Cortland Dahl
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