Phenomena – Vajra Song by Lama Gendun Rinpoche

Gendun Rinpoche wearing the Maitripa Hat

Gendun Rinpoche wearing the Maitripa Hat

This spontaneous vajra song by Lama Gendun Rinpoche is from the recently publishd book “Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Master“.

All phenomena,
the outer world and all its inhabitants,
are appearances of our own mind.

Appearances are mind,
appearing and yet empty,
empty and yet appearing.

Appearances are inseparable from emptiness,
deceptive like a dream or an illusion.
They are nothing and yet they appear –
like the moon on water.

To recognize this
completely liberates us
from our deep entanglement
in dualistic grasping and fixation.

Free of artificiality, relaxed and loose,
open to that freshness
that is the very nature
of self-aware consciousness.

Aside from this,
there is nothing to contemplate or meditate on.

Don’t think,
don’t meditate,
don’t do anything.
Simply remain undistracted.
I beg you –
meditate naturally and let go!

– Gendun Rinpoche, Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Master


One Response to “Phenomena – Vajra Song by Lama Gendun Rinpoche”

  1. Thomas Jaekel says:

    I am an old disciple of Lama Gendün, was for 10 years with him…

    “simply be” was his teaching also taught in this Vajra-Song…


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