Poem 25 Gendün Chöpel

"I'm like a vase of lapis lazuli, which have been thrown against a stone" - Gendün Choepel.Poem 25

As they draw near to the nature of things

The words of the learned become mute.

All phenomena, subtle by their very nature,

Are said to be beyond expression in words or thoughts.


The mind is placed in the nature of the emptiness of all things.

In this samsara, thick with the mirages of appearance

That even the Tathagata’s hands cannot stop,

Who can let go of belief in existence and non-existance.



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