“In meditation, we enter rigpa. As Dzogchen practitioners, we should perceive the entire universe—including ourselves—as a dream land, as magical displays, mirages, or reflections of the moon in water. That is how we should see everything. We experience everything clearly, distinctly, and precisely without mixing anything up, yet everything is still a great magical display of rainbow light. Everything arises like a rainbow, remains like a rainbow, and evaporates like a rainbow. Or everything appears like a dream, continues like a dream, and dissolves like a dream. We should always have this thought and understanding.
We are not making this up, or trying to change things into something they’re not. The reality of the nature is like this. Connecting our hearts and minds to the true nature as it is, is Dharma practice. We’re following in the footsteps of the buddhas, Guru Padmasambhava, and all the great masters. With this understanding, and by reflecting and generating magical love, kindness, and compassion for ourselves and all living beings, we will live with joy and happiness. And later we will leave this world with joy and happiness in having achieved our goal. This is known as being a true practitioner.”
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
Supreme Wisdom: Commentary on Yeshe Lama (pg 328)
Photo of Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche at PBC Orgyen Samye Chokor Ling Nunnery in Sarnath, India in 2013.
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