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Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche III on the ultimate view

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

This quote is from the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche (1954-1992)

Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche

Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche

“What is free from birth, dwelling and cessation? It is the nature of mind. However, as long as one doesn’t recognise the nature of mind, one experiences samsara; if one does recognise it, one experiences nirvana. In other words, the way phenomena manifest depends on awareness. Nirvana is not obtained by overcoming samsara or putting an end to disturbing emotions in order to develop something else. On the contrary, one should look at the actual nature of the disturbing emotion and thus ‘self-liberate’ it and recognise its true nature. By holding this supreme view, one can understand reality, the suchness of all phenomena. If one achieves this realisation and fully recognises the basic nature of all phenomena, without struggling to give up samsara or attain nirvana, then everything becomes ultimate reality. Conceptual mind dissolves, along with (more…)