What happens to the yogis and yoginis who practice and actualize this Dzogchen teaching? Their loving-kindness will become enormous. Their compassion will become unconditional. Their wisdom will be inconceivable. When we read about their life stories, we can see that many Dzogchen masters did not go to monastic colleges or engage in very much intellectual study; simply by meditating on the absolute state they spontaneously became great scholars. Their songs of realization are testaments to their profound mastery of the teachings. As your Dzogchen practice develops, your realization, wisdom, and intelligence grows, and your concern, care, and ability to help others also grows. The universe becomes magnificent—it always has been this way, and now you see it. You no longer hope to go to a pure land in the future to find nirvana. You no longer fear staying in samsara. Nirvana and samsara have merged into a single, beautiful natural state. When you have this realization, which is like sunlight dawning in the sky, rays, beams, and brilliant shine everywhere. When you discover the nature of your own mind, the universe unveils its glory to you.
Dzogchen masters have the highest realization, but at the same time their character and conduct is profound—the way they behave in the mundane world is so simple and pure. Effortlessly and spontaneously, everything they say, think, and do benefits all beings and themselves.
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