When the root of the mind is severed ~ Tilopa

A tree spreads its branches and puts forth leaves,
But when its root is cut its foliage withers;
So too, when the root of the mind is severed,
The branches of the tree of samsara die.


translated by Keith Dowman

source: http://keithdowman.net/mahamudra/tilopas-mahamudra-teaching.html

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