By Graham Coleman, Thupten Jinpa, Gyurme Dorje
The first entire translation of a vintage Buddhist text on the adventure via dwelling and dying
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The 5 poisons, representing the dissonant psychological states of lack of information, which look, they too are brain. the attention, that's self-originating pristine cognition which appears to be like, it too is brain. The helpful techniques conducive to attainment of nirvana which seem, they too are brain. The stumbling blocks of malevolent forces and spirits which look, they too are brain. The deities and [spiritual] accomplishments which take place exquisitely, they too are brain. the various varieties of natural [vision] which seem, they too are brain. The non-conceptual one-pointed abiding [in meditation] which seems to be, it too is brain. the colors attribute of items which seem, they too are brain. The kingdom with no features and with out conceptual elaboration which seems to be, it too is brain. The non-duality of the one and the a number of which appears to be like, it too is brain. The unproveability of lifestyles and non-existence which seems to be, it too is brain. 19 There are not any appearances in any respect except [those that originate in] the brain. The unimpeded nature of brain assumes all demeanour of appearances. but, even though those [appearances] come up, they're with out duality, they usually [naturally] subside into the modality of brain, Like waves within the waters of an ocean. no matter what names are given to those unceasingly [arising] gadgets of designation, in truth, there's yet one [single nature of] brain, And that unmarried [nature of brain] is with no beginning and with out root. [Therefore], it isn't perceptible in any respect, in any course whatever. it's not perceptible as substance, for it lacks inherent lifestyles in all respects. it isn't perceptible as vacancy, for it's the resonance of knowledge and radiance. it isn't perceptible as variety, for it's the indivisibility of radiance and vacancy. This current intrinsic expertise is obviously radiant and transparent, or even although there exists no recognized ability wherein it may be fabricated, or even notwithstanding [this know-how] is with no inherent lifestyles, it may be without delay skilled. [Thus], whether it is experientially cultivated, all [beings] might be liberated. [CONCLUSION] All these of all [differing] capability, despite their acumen or dullness, may possibly understand [this intrinsic awareness]. despite the fact that, for instance, even if sesame is the resource of oil, and milk of butter, yet there'll be no extract if those are unpressed or unchurned, equally, even supposing all beings really own the seed of buddhahood, Sentient beings won't reach buddhahood with out experiential cultivation. still, even a cowherd will reach liberation if she or he engages in experiential cultivation. For, even if one won't understand how to explain [this country] intellectually, One will [through experiential cultivation] develop into glaringly validated in it. One whose mouth has really tasted molasses, doesn't want others to provide an explanation for its flavor. yet, even discovered students who've no longer realised [this unmarried nature of brain] will stay the sufferers of misunderstanding.