Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Eightfold contemplation


„I bow to the lord who grants the bliss that is utterly supreme;
Which takes away the suffering of illness,
For every being that’s everywhere throughout the reaches of space,
By administering the medicine of the three kayas.

In the pure space of the sky that’s the sky of essential mind itself,
The clouds of negative actions thickly gather;
But the mighty force of the powerful wind of the wisdom prana
Doesn’t blow them away, but clears them up like this.

The illness and its painfulness have neither base nor root;
Relax into it, fresh and uncontrived,
Revealing dharmakaya way beyond all speech and thought;
Don’t shun them, pain and illness are basically good.

What confusion takes to be taking place is negative forces’ work,
But it’s all your own mind, simple, unborn, unceasing;
Without anxiety or even worrying at all;
Don’t shun them, demons and gods are basically good.

When the agony of illness strikes your four-fold elements,
Don’t grasp at its stopping, don’t get angry when it won’t improve;
Such adversities have the flavor of bliss that’s free of contagion’s blight.
These kleshas are not to be shunned, they’re basically good.

All of our joys and the pain we go through, all of our highs and lows,
When realized, have no ground, they are our friends;
Don’t try to stop pain, don’t try to be happy, be free of all hope and fear;
Samsara is not to be shunned, it’s basically good.

And though this human life is plagued by the torments of falling ill,
Don’t think that’s bad, don’t plan to get around it;
Then it will be your badge, your proof of conduct of equal taste.
Your suffering’s not to be shunned, it’s basically good.

The mind that’s sunk in dullness and torpor, when realized for what it is,
Is pure being pure of every imperfection.
So, free of thinking you should be wishing to clear this all away;
Don’t shun your dense state of mind, it’s basically good.

Habitual patterns’ imprints printed throughout beginning-less time
are the myriad doors illusion comes marching through.
If you do not take them as true, don’t meditate on them as empty;
Don’t shun your thoughts, they’re basically good in themselves.

The state of co-emergence has no birth and knows no death;
Knows nothing of arising or ceasing or staying somewhere.

It’s infinity, it’s the vast expanse of the unconditioned state.
Don’t shun your death, it’s basically good in itself."

A Vajra Song of Götsangpa, The Eight Cases of Basic Goodness Not To Be Shunned

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