Spending too much time trying to
maintain a serene mind and heart,
release oneself from one's self-effort.
The purpose of the Dharma is not to
study the Dharma but to naturally
allow one's Bodhi-Mind to guide
one when one is and is not striving for perfection.
Having no place to go either within oneself
or without oneself, radiate with the awareness
of what lies between the Great Void.
Becoming a human, one dreams that one is a Buddha.
Becoming a Buddha, one dreams that one is a human.
Dreams are manifest in the enlightened state
and in the samsaric state. The only difference
between enlightened dreams and samsaric
dreaming is that one knows that one
is more than that which dreams.
Dreaming of enlightenment,
one misses the point of enlightenment.
One need not dream of anything,
for the spell-binding pull of the Great Void
draws one's Bodhi-Mind
one step closer to the emptiness of thought.
Realizing all auspicious and inauspicious
phenomena as being projections
of a shallow psyche,
renounce one's desire to clear one's mind,
for the Great Void does not consider
whether something or someone is realized or not.
Filled with compassion,
be not afraid of what lies beyond
the borders of thoughtful and thoughtless living.
Speeding through the bardo of countless lives,
be certain of who one is
before one even entered into any bardo.
Being neither a Buddha or a human,
one naturally transcends all of the distinctions
that are made between oneself and others
in relation to who is who and what is what.
Seeing no difference between one bardo
and the next and between one mind and the next,
freedom is appreciated for what is.
The Great Void thus teaches of the necessity
of seeing the Buddha walk within
the shadows of the psyche
and within the brightest point of infinity.
Everything is an emanation of the Bodhi-Mind,
even the Great Void.