Devotion, Wisdom, Samadhi, and Compassion
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Devotion, Wisdom, Samadhi, and Compassion

Just as a precious jewel, the sky, and water are by nature pure, likewise the tathagatagarbha or dharmadhatu is by nature always free from the defilement of the mental poisons and thus utterly pure. Whereas this is the meaning of the essence, the cause that completely purifies the adventitious defilements consists of devotion towards the … Continue reading

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