Illusory Appearances
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Illusory Appearances

While dreaming, all kinds of things may come to mind, but these are nothing more than appearances. Likewise, a magician may create a variety of illusory appearances, but they do not exist objectively. Likewise, oneself, others, the cycle of existence, and liberation—in short, all entities—exist merely by the power of mind and convention. From Transcendent … Continue reading

Guru Padma Siddhi Hung
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Guru Padma Siddhi Hung

The ultimate mode of being, the ground wherein both we and Guru Rinpoche are primordially inseparable—namely, the selfarisen primordial wisdom, which is subject to no movement of discursive thought—is referred to as Guru. Because deluded perceptions are themselves primordially pure, the path is free from all striving and the fruit is present spontaneously like a … Continue reading

Profound, Unconditioned Natural Space
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Profound, Unconditioned Natural Space

Nondistraction means not being lost in subtle undercurrents of delusion or indifferent stupor; it is immaculate, unending mindfulness. Not understanding this, if one is fearful and cautious about being distracted and is bound by a repressed, constricted mind, this is an error. Natural, ordinary mind means this present mind unstained by either faults or good … Continue reading