Although we have taken refuge, engendered bodhicitta, and made prayers,
Devotion and compassion have not arisen in the depth of our being.
Dharma activity and the practice of virtue have turned into hollow words;
Our empty achievements are many, but none have moved our mind.
Lama, think of us, behold us swiftly with compassion.
Bless us that whatever we do is in harmony with the Dharma.
Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye
The ultimate teacher, the absolute, is never separate from us,
Yet immature beings, not recognizing this,
look outside and seek him far away,
Sole father, with your immense love
you have shown me my own wealth;
I, who was a pauper,
constantly feel your presence in the depth of my heart.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Just as fog is dispelled by the strength of the sun and is dispelled no other way, preconception is cleared by the strength of realization. There’s no other way of clearing preconceptions. Experience them as baseless dreams. Experience them as ephemeral bubbles. Experience them as insubstantial rainbows. Experience them as indivisible space.