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786. . . the sufi and the swami – Om Allah !

786...7 principles of Self Realization

sufi: namaste oh great  Swami Shivananda Giri

swami:
Namaste and blessings

oh great being of sanatana dharma

please tell me the way to realization

In the forgetting of your true and original nature in order to incarnate as an apparently separate entity, the “illusion” of maya arose

once the illusion is seen for what it is and you remember and recognize the natural condition, the hardest part is done

what is the way to remember this original nature

there are many, any of the “mystical” paths all reveal the same thing through varying means

just depends which way is more appropriate for you

what is the shortest most effective means oh great Guru remover of darkness

doesn’ work that way

the only variable important for you is does it touch you deeply

find that feeling at the feet of a Freed One who has perceivd Truth through that path and then follow what they say

what is the most important aspect of the path

your dedication to it

your single pointed focus on the goal

all the means and methods reveal the same stuff

they just speak of it in different ways

the Sufi Master, the Yoga Master, the Taoist Master all know the same thing to be True

may the light om om sat chi ananda shine in you as you eternaly oh great being of Light

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they just took differing trails up the same mountain and reached the only peak there is to be reached

all of them inwardly witnessed the same sorts of phenomenon

whatever necessary for their varying karma and dharma

its really not a gain of anything at all but direct and conscious Knowledge

of what is eternally and infinitely the case

The goal is the falling away of the concepts and limitations

this is accomplished best, in my view, by meditation and japa

Guided by One who has already done it

swami : is this making sense?

sufi: yes it is as clear as the blue sky

like the sky, any conditions can appear within it when the circumstnces are correct

yet the sky is never affected by any of the appearances of change within it

“GOD” exists within you as YOU

you have spent lifetime after lifetime seeking only That

all the while thinking you are other than That and separate

this is the way suffering arises

this conversation took place between sufi ananda and Swami Shivananda Giri

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786 Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba, Sufism and the 7 Chakras

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This class will introduce the sufi teachings of west AFRICAN sufi master Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba and the relationship between Sufism and the 7 Chakras. This is sure 2-B an Enlightening experience! 10$

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786 Sufism and the 7 Stations of the Soul

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This class is a journey through the 7 Stations of the soul that lead to Self Realization on the path of Sufism. “He indeed succeeds Hu purifies it.” Holy Quran. 10$

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786 5 Sufi Arabic Prayers of POWER !

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In this class you will learn 5 Arabic prayers from the path of Sufism that have the power to change your life, if used with wisdom. This is the 1st time these prayers are being shared with the public! 10$

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786 The importance of the Wolof Language and African culture!

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Reclaim your African heritage. This class is an introduction to the IMPORTANCE of learning an African language. Language IS consciousness. Lets speak Wolof. 10$

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786 West African Sufism and Divine Mind Science!

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This class in an introduction to the Metaphysics of the Mind, the power of Manifestation and Sufism-God Realization. This download includes the E-Book Sufi Wisdom Divine Mind Science. 20$

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786 Branches of Wisdom – Sufi non dual Advaita Dharma

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This class includes 4 downloads of Branches of Wisdom part 1-4. These 4 classes give an in depth explanation of the non-dual nature of God, Self and the Universe. This package also includes the E-book Branches of Wisdom. 50$

786. . . The Drunken Monk

a long long time ago, He saw through the illusion. . . .walked into the mountains. . .never to be seen again. . .

THE DRUNKEN MONK

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Ya thal Jalali, Ya Muta Ali, Ya kayra Wali, ajib dua ee 129x

99% of what eye Know is haram

Tibetan tantric advaitic drunk Monk

Hu found peace in Islam

stay calm

walk away if you can

Drunken Monk

somewhere lost between Allah and man

the bar is closed

no moor drinks 4 U sun

esoteric cleric 9 planets and then some

7 celestial moons

there is no silver spoon

spoke Sanskrit in the womb

Arabic beyond the tomb

Billionaire in the 8TH heaven who seems to have lost touch

couldn’t keep a wife cause he drank too much

last time in church he smacked the devil out of 6 priests

each priest screamed, trembled and burned

releasing 111 jinns each

 what happens in Brooklyn

don’t stay in Brooklyn

who’s lookin

to get ya whole mind shookin

Asiatic sufi immortal philanthropist

Iman Islam Ihsan

Bodhisattva returned

refuge in 3 jewels

eternal dharma wheel turn

while the copal resin burn

tara

Om Ah Hung

intoxicated mantra sung

chanted incanted

so the avatar SALIHU come

Huuuuu Huuuuu Huuuuuu 11x

the eternal One

the Word became flesh

Padmasambhava Sai Baba Quan Yin  Guru Amma

Cheikh Bamba Guru Bawa Hari Krishna manifest

La ee la ha Ill Allah

Muhammad dur rasool lu la

Aaaaaaaa Haaaaaaaaa

infinite infinity

yet simple simplicty

Om sat chi ananda

breath-aterian rainbow body

death is not an option

 eye try to act normal

cause eye see yo bitch ass  watchn

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metaphysical holographic 7th dimension-EL Light Being

can’t tell the difference between the awake state and a dream

gate gate para gate para som gate

gone ,gone, gone beyond, gone beyond gone

way way way way way beyond the stars

smoked hash on pluto

drank hi-ya-was-ka on mars

time stopped space pop-ed

you could hear a pin drop

dropped the body astral body causal body Light body 3x

NO BODY

etheric jade citrine heavenly crystal double terminated body

oh shit

did He just say that in public

what the fuck

its time to change the subject

Ya thal Jalali, Ya Muta Ali, Ya kayra Wali, ajib dua ee 129x

99% of what eye Know is haram

Tibetan tantric advaitic drunk Monk

Hu found peace in Islam

stay calm

walk away if you can

shaolin Drunken Monk

somewhere between Allah and HU-man

LOVE AND LIGHT

– sufi ananda 12-6-13

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786. . . See Only God !

OM Sri Sat Guru Amma Namaha 108x …Mother of the Uni-verse!!!

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U must C God

Before creation there was only God

it is now as it was then….sufi proverb

Eye am developing what eye call “the view of perfection.” with this view of perfection, eye strive to see only God. to experience only God. to not view anything in my life, experience, as other than God!!! the view of perfection is based on the  understanding that “la ee la ha ill Allah” means God is the ONLY reality. with this inner gnosis, all is becoming Bliss. eye talk to God. eye walk with God. eye even ride the subway with GOD. God is becoming the reality of my experience. eye often say to people eye meet, ” have a God day.” sometimes they look at me and smile. sometimes they even ask, did you mean to say “good day?” when this happens my reply is, ” now how can a day be good without God?”

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God is the All in All. the only 1 that has real Being. God is the substratum of ALL forms. nothing can exist without Him. She is the formless ONE that gives form to all forms. the Buddhist have a saying that eye love “emptiness if form, and form is emptiness.” to me this means that what we see is all empty, and it is that which we do not see that has true form. there are 4 names of Allah/God that some sufis meditate on for Realization. these four names are: the First(al awal), the Last(al akir), the Hidden(al batin) and the manifest (az zahir). it is said in the sufi way that “God is known through Her opposites.” if God is the first, the last, the hidden, and the manifest, what else is there other than God? my beloved sufi master, Cheikh Betcio once said to me ” if you see something and do not see the Oneness of Allah manifest through that thing, know that your understanding of the Oneness of Allah is limited.“ on this day, and from this day forward, eye will strive to see , know, and experience ONLY GOD, with the view of perfection…. live in the light of love…sufi ananda.

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786. . . Drinking from the Source- 2

“He who is supremely devoted to the Lord and has the same devotion to his guru, to him alone will the truths explained herein clearly reveal themselves.” Guru Gita vs 19

The Guru Gita infaticly states that the Guru and God are One ! In this verse the Gita is asking the devotee to have the same devotion for his Guru as he does for God. Man is the microcosm of God. All that is manifest in God is manifest in/as man. Cheikh Bawa Muhayadeen has said “man is God in the forgetting of himself.

In the absence of the ego or the concept of a false ‘i” MAN exists in a state of Oneness with God. the very idea “i exist” is a falsehood. the Only I that exist and has true BEing is the all inclusive infinite state of the I AM GOD consciousness. the very fact that this I AM is the Only consciousness shows its relationship to man because man shares in the possibility of the awareness of the true I AM GOD state. When man comes to know with certainty his oneness with the I AM state,  Man is a Guru/God.

In sandskrit the word Gu means darkness.  the word Ru means remover. thus the word Guru means remover of darkness. Light is the only remover of darkness. Light is God. the Guru, having the power to remove darkness is the manifestation of the Light of God made flesh. “and the word dwelt amougst men and became flesh.” – Holy Bible

In the Bagavad Gita Lord Krishna proclaims there is no difference between Him and the non-manifest Brahman. Lord Krishna emaplains to Arjuna that the way to merge with Him is through Bhakti(love-devotion). the disciple HU has the same devoation to his Guru as he does with God will ultimately destroy his ego and merg/melt in/with God-Allah-Brahman!

love and light – sufi ananda

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786. . . Drinking from the Source 1

Om Allah Hu ! here we begin the illustrious journey of DRINKING FROM THE SOURCE ! in this most important series of weekly blogs we will drink directly from the Guru Gita. the Guru Gita is a non-dual advaita text from the hindu/vendanta tradition. its main theme is the explanation of the Oneness of Self, Braman(God), the universe and the Guru.

Prostrations to Brahman, the Unthinkable, the Unmanifest, beyond the 3 Gunas(modes of existence), yet the very Self of existence, the supporting Substace/Substratum behind the manifested universe.- Guru Gita verse 1

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the Self, the universe, and the Guru/Cheikh are manifestations of one BEing that we call Brahman-Allah-God. the 1st verse of the Guru Gita makes this fact clear. God is unthinkable, beyond the mind. unmanifest, not found in existence, yet immanent in existence and the substance beyond the outward form of existence, the universe. the Guru Gita starts from the lofty view point that all of existence is the direct manifestation of Brahman-Allah-God.

the sufis have a saying “Allah veils/hides Himself with Himself.” there is no other thing to veil/hide Allah because Allah is All. the same Allah is the essence of ALL forms and the Self. the Guru Gita starts with the concept of transcendence and imminence, first saying that Brahman(God) is beyond the 3 gunas(modes of existence) ie transcendent and then affirming that Brahman IS the substance of the manifested universe. in the sufi way we have the exact same concept. La ee la ha ill Allah on an inner esoteric level means Allah is the only reality !

from beyond the veil of the mind, Brahman-Allah-God manifest as the Self of all beings in existence. it is the goal of the seeker to know and BE/manifest this true Self, that is beyond the mind and all false concepts of self. in this series of blogs  we will DRINK FROM THE SOURCE to obtain a level of clarity and certainty of the Oneness of the Self and God. it is the Guru/Cheikh who is ultimately the key of awakening for the jiva/soul to awaken to its true identity/nature. please feel free to ask any questions as we Drink from the Source. . . . om shanti- as salam wa laikum

love, light, awakening to All – sufi ananda

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786. . . Vajrayana – guru yoga

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Thus, Vajrasattva, on the crown of one’s head, dissolves into one. Imagine that one also
becomes Vajrasattva; regarding appearances, sounds, and thoughts (three) as the play of the deity
mantra, and dharmata, while reciting the quintessential (mantra) which is the inner manner of
purification of obscurations. Finally, even the conceptualization of deity and mantra is dissolved
into luminous clarity being pure from the beginning awareness/voidness is the real meaning of
seeing the self-face of Vajrasattva. This is the secret, unsurpassable manner of the purification of
obscurations. . .

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Thus, having recited the dedication, aspiration, and auspicious (prayers), at this point, one enters
into everyday conduct. Also, in the between all sessions, think that the “freshness” of drink and
food’s nature is amrita and (all) clothes are divine garments offered to the lama on one’s crown.
Whatever arises as the phenomena of the six senses, do not follow with ordinary thoughts but
preserve radiant, natural, awareness of the deity, mantra, and primordial wisdom. In the evening
when going to sleep, pray to be able to hold the luminous clarity. Afterward, the teacher on the
crown of one’s head passes down through the aperture of Brahma to one’s heart which is in the
form of a four-petaled lotus. The mind, focusing on the light that fills the whole body, is
absorbed in the naked, luminous clarity of void/awareness. In this state, without dullness,
without being disturbed by other thoughts, one falls into sleep. If one should awaken, then cut off
all the erratic, wild, scattered, wandering, and various kinds of thinking and by preserving the
radiant state of luminous clarity, one will be able to hold the luminous clarity of sleep and
dreams. Again, at dawn, when rising, think that the teacher ascends through the central channel
and is joyfully seated in the sky in front above one’s head, etc., and resume former practice.
Also, at the time of death, by the mingling of luminous clarity, awareness and space, one remains
in meditation which is the supreme transference (phowa) practice. However, if one cannot arrive
at this, then in the Bardo, by recalling the three yogic procedures, one will be come liberated.
Therefore, through keeping at all times very pure faith, devotion, and samaya vows, diligently
develop and increase the practice of the union of the two accumulations.
In the manner as shown above, (practice) the four ways of turning the mind, the stages of
accumulation and purification, striving until one experience the results of each and especially the
Guru Yoga because it alone actually is the profound, essential extraordinary path of the
Vajrayana. So, by holding to this vital practice of the main practice and practicing this with
extreme diligence, there is no need to care about the other practices of the arising and perfecting
yogas, and one will draw breath in the pure land of Nga Yab Pema Od. Like magic, one will
traverse (the stages) of the four vidyadharas and will certainly reach the level of the wholly
perfect primordial wisdom teacer. . .

om ah hung vajra guru padma siddi hung

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786…what is the Self?

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what is the Self? who am “i” ? from beyond duality the Self shines pure Light, truth, bliss, and consciousness.

in all of the uni-verse the greatest thing one can know is the Self. in knowing the true Self one will know God !!!

dreaming the illusion of a separation between Self and God, man/woman exist in a state of pure ignorance. removing the

“idea” of a separate existence of the Self from God, is to awaken to the true nature of BLISS.

Om Ah Hung

ya Latif

the wave and the Ocean are

ONE

from Self to Self

 the Divine effulgent Being

in an attempt to Know it-Self

manifested it Self

in a perfect form

know as

YOU

drop all notions of other-ness

I, U, ME, AND MINE

ONLY EXIST IN THE

MIND

accept and KNOW

the ONE BE-ing

that exist as

YOU

drink from the Source

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love and light— sufi ananda

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this week we will begin an in-depth study of an ancient non-dual advaita  text devoted to knowing the Self-Atman-Brahman-Allah.

the series of essays will be called “Drinking from the Source.”

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786… 7 principles of Self Realization

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“Herein is expounded the means of attaining

APAROKSHANUBHUTI-SELF REALIZATION

for the acquisition of final liberation. Only the pure in heart should constantly and with all effort meditate upon the truth herein taught.” – Sri Sankara

From this day forward know that the true Self(atman) is God(Brahman)! The worst slavery in the world is the false teaching that God is outside of Self. May this wisdom of Self Knowledge rid us all of this poison, and be an aid to Self-God Realization. Non Dual Advaita is the science of God based on ONEness. Advaita does not see duality between man and God. One of the founders of this school of philosophy was Sri Sankara. A Hindu proverb says that “knowledge is a benefit to people, and Sri Sankara was a benefit to knowledge.” Sri Sankara’s thought was revolutionary in the time period that he came. Hinduism has 108 deities. Sri Sankara clarified the understanding that all of the Deities that the Hindus worship are manifestations of the ONE Supreme Brahman. Just as in Islam we worship Allah who has 99 attributes. In Hinduism Brahman has 108 attributes, that are worshiped as individual Deities. The 7 principles for Self realization are explained in Sri Sankaras short text “Aparokshanubhuti-Self Realization.” This text serves as a summary, and introduction to my favorite philosophy, Non Dual Advaita. In reality, the 7 principles are qualities that a seeker must have to take the journey to Self Realization.

The first principle is indifference. Indifference means that the seeker should have no attraction to the material things of this world. The example in the text given is that the things of this world should be viewed on the same level as cow dung. Pure indifference means that the seeker is not even interested in the rewards and blessing one may receive from the Creator in another life time or heaven. Ckeikh Abdul Qadir Jilani alluded to this level of pure indifference when he said “sufism is two steps, a step out of this world into heaven, and a step out of heaven into the Divine Presence.

The second principle is discrimination. Discrimination is having the knowledge to know the difference between what is Real, and what is illusion.  In Budist dharma, this is almost the same as the concept of impermanence, which says that all things in the universe are impermanent, and therefor have no real existence. Discrimination is the ability to know/see God as the only reality, and untimely to see and know that the Self is God. One of Sri Sankara’s famous teachings is that “a rope may be mistaken for a snake, but upon finding out that it is a rope, the false existence of the snake disappears.” In his philosophy, the universe and the false self, ego, are represented by the snake. Upon Self realization the Self, God, and the universe are seen as ONE and the same Being, Brahman.

The third principle is abandonment of desires. In the text Sri Sankara says that this means turning away completely from all sense objects. It is previous impressions laying dormant in the mind as well as the contact of the mind with external objects that creates desires. To abandon these desires the mind must become disassociated with the two main causes of desire by purification and meditation. Impressions laying dormant in the mind can be purified  and removed by the use of sufi zikr or sacred mantras from Hinduism and/or Buddhism. Meditation, and the development of focusing the mind on the Divine, through developing one pointedness of the mind, remove the mind from contact with sense objects.

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The fourth principle is endurance of all sorrow and pain. One sufi master from our sufi order, Cheikh Ibra Fall used to say “the harder the better.” Our beloved prophet Muhammad(peace be upon Him) has said “if you love Allah, prepare for trials.” In the Holy Quran Allah says ” I test those who try to come close to me. Do not think that you can come close to Me without being tried like those who came before you.” The sufi way is patience during test and trials, and thankfulness  during times of affluence and blessing. From the viewpoint of Non Dual Advaita test and trials are the same as affluence and abundance.

The fifth principle is implicit faith in the words of the Holy scriptures and teachers(Gurus or Cheikhs). It is said in the sufi way “if you doubt you are out.” The seeker must have faith in the teacher, and the method he/she is teaching for Self Realization. The first level of faith is belief. The seeker must believe in the words of the scriptures and the teacher. The seeker must travel from the level of belief, to the level of certainty. It is at the level of certainty that the fruits of the path come to fruition. In this faith principle we find the subtle implication that the scriptures alone are NOT enough for Self Realization. One must find a Self Realized spiritual guide to help guide them on the path.

The sixth principle is concentration of the mind on God, the ONLY Reality. This principle is the end result of Realization. The mind of a Self Realized being is absorbed in God. The mind of a Self Realized being does not see any existence other than God. In the sufi way one of the main mantras/zikr is LA EE LA HA ILL ALLAH. The esoteric meaning of this zikr is God is the only Reality. Constant repetition of this zikr is one way to bring the mind to absorption in God.

The seventh principle is burning desire in the heart for God. This burning desire in the heart for God is the ONLY desire that a seeker should have. This burning desire is a flame in the heart that burns all and everything, leaving only the presence of God. This burning desire for God is a flame that has the power to burn the negative karma of a seeker, opening the way for the seeker to reach Self Realization. Once while sitting with our beloved master Cheikh Betchio in Senegal he said ” I can do anything for a disciple on the path, but if the disciple does not have the internal desire to reach God, there is nothing I can do for him.”

These are the 7 requirements that a seeker must have to journey on the path. Before Sri Sankara starts his explanation he says “only the pure at heart” should meditate on theses teachings. So in essence the 1st and most important unstated principle is having a pure heart. In the Holy Quran Allah says “he indeed succeeds who purifies it.” It, refers to the heart.

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786…Mahamudra is Enlightenment !!!

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  Tilopa’s Mahamudra Instruction to Naropa
in Twenty Eight Verses   

Homage to the Eighty Four Mahasiddhas!
Homage to Mahamudra!
Homage to the Vajra Dakini!Mahamudra cannot be taught. But most intelligent Naropa,
Since you have undergone rigorous austerity,
With forbearance in suffering and with devotion to your Guru,
Blessed One, take this secret instruction to heart.

Is space anywhere supported? Upon what does it rest?
Like space, Mahamudra is dependant upon nothing;
Relax and settle in the continuum of unalloyed purity,
And, your bonds loosening, release is certain.

Gazing intently into the empty sky, vision ceases;
Likewise, when mind gazes into mind itself,
The train of discursive and conceptual thought ends
And supreme enlightenment is gained.

Like the morning mist that dissolves into thin air,
Going nowhere but ceasing to be,
Waves of conceptualization, all the mind’s creation, dissolve,
When you behold your mind’s true nature.

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Pure space has neither colour nor shape
And it cannot be stained either black or white;
So also, mind’s essence is beyond both colour and shape
And it cannot be sullied by black or white deeds.

The darkness of a thousand aeons is powerless
To dim the crystal clarity of the sun’s heart;
And likewise, aeons of samsara have no power
To veil the clear light of the mind’s essence.

Although space has been designated “empty”,
In reality it is inexpressible;
Although the nature of mind is called “clear light”,
Its every ascription is baseless verbal fiction.

The mind’s original nature is like space;
It pervades and embraces all things under the sun.
Be still and stay relaxed in genuine ease,
Be quiet and let sound reverberate as an echo,
Keep your mind silent and watch the ending of all worlds.

The body is essentially empty like the stem of a reed,
And the mind, like pure space, utterly transcends
the world of thought:
Relax into your intrinsic nature with neither abandon nor control –
Mind with no objective is Mahamudra –
And, with practice perfected, supreme enlightenment is gained.

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The clear light of Mahamudra cannot be revealed
By the canonical scriptures or metaphysical treatises
Of the Mantravada, the Paramitas or the Tripitaka;
The clear light is veiled by concepts and ideals.

By harbouring rigid precepts the true samaya is impaired,
But with cessation of mental activity all fixed notions subside;
When the swell of the ocean is at one with its peaceful depths,
When mind never strays from indeterminate, non-conceptual truth,
The unbroken samaya is a lamp lit in spiritual darkness.

Free of intellectual conceits, disavowing dogmatic principles,
The truth of every school and scripture is revealed.
Absorbed in Mahamudra, you are free from the prison of samsara;
Poised in Mahamudra, guilt and negativity are consumed;
And as master of Mahamudra you are the light of the Doctrine.

The fool in his ignorance, disdaining Mahamudra,
Knows nothing but struggle in the flood of samsara.
Have compassion for those who suffer constant anxiety!
Sick of unrelenting pain and desiring release, adhere to a master,
For when his blessing touches your heart, the mind is liberated.

KYE HO! Listen with joy!
Investment in samsara is futile; it is the cause of every anxiety.
Since worldly involvement is pointless, seek the heart of reality!

In the transcending of mind’s dualities is Supreme vision;
In a still and silent mind is Supreme Meditation;
In spontaneity is Supreme Activity;
And when all hopes and fears have died, the Goal is reached.

Beyond all mental images the mind is naturally clear:
Follow no path to follow the path of the Buddhas;
Employ no technique to gain supreme enlightenment.

KYE MA! Listen with sympathy!
With insight into your sorry worldly predicament,
Realising that nothing can last, that all is as dreamlike illusion,
Meaningless illusion provoking frustration and boredom,
Turn around and abandon your mundane pursuits.

Cut away involvement with your homeland and friends
And meditate alone in a forest or mountain retreat;
Exist there in a state of non-meditation
And attaining no-attainment, you attain Mahamudra.

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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

A single lamp dispels the darkness of a thousand aeons;
Likewise, a single flash of the mind’s clear light
Erases aeons of karmic conditioning and spiritual blindness.

KYE HO! Listen with joy!
The truth beyond mind cannot be grasped by any faculty of mind;
The meaning of non-action cannot be understood in compulsive activity;
To realise the meaning of non-action and beyond mind,
Cut the mind at its root and rest in naked awareness.

Allow the muddy waters of mental activity to clear;
Refrain from both positive and negative projection –
leave appearances alone:
The phenomenal world, without addition or subtraction, is Mahamudra.

The unborn omnipresent base dissolves your impulsions and delusions:
Do not be conceited or calculating but rest in the unborn essence
And let all conceptions of yourself and the universe melt away.

The highest vision opens every gate;
The highest meditation plumbs the infinite depths;
The highest activity is ungoverned yet decisive;
And the highest goal is ordinary being devoid of hope and fear.

At first your karma is like a river falling through a gorge;
In mid-course it flows like a gently meandering River Ganga;
And finally, as a river becomes one with the ocean,
It ends in consummation like the meeting of mother and son.

If the mind is dull and you are unable to practice these instructions,
Retaining essential breath and expelling the sap of awareness,
Practising fixed gazes – methods of focussing the mind,
Discipline yourself until the state of total awareness abides.

When serving a karmamudra, the pure awareness
of bliss and emptiness will arise:
Composed in a blessed union of insight and means,
Slowly send down, retain and draw back up the bodhichitta,
And conducting it to the source, saturate the entire body.
But only if lust and attachment are absent will that awareness arise.

Then gaining long-life and eternal youth, waxing like the moon,
Radiant and clear, with the strength of a lion,
You will quickly gain mundane power and supreme enlightenment.

May this pith instruction in Mahamudra
Remain in the hearts of fortunate beings

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