Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Heart Of The Victors
Beginning and end depend on nothing but imagination.
Through wind like formation,
Karma and afflictions are created.
Through these, the skandhas, dhatus and ayatanas--
All dualistically appearing phenomena--are displayed.
The one who adopts and rejects these is mistakenness.
Through rejecting mind's own appearances, where
should they cease?
Through adopting mind's own appearances, what
Is clinging to duality not delusive?
Understanding this is indeed said to be the remedy,
But the thought of non duality is not real either,
For the lack of thought just turns into a thought.
You thought about emptiness, dissecting form and so
Are you not mistaken yourself?
Nevertheless, this was taught in order to stop the
All is neither real nor delusive--
Held to be like a reflection of the moon in water by
Just this ordinary mind
Is call "dharmadhatu" and "Heart of the visitors."
It is neither to be improved by the noble ones
Nor made worse by sentient beings.
from Luminous Heart: The Third Karmapa on Consciousness, Widsom and Buddha Nature.
Translated by Karl Brunnholzl