Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The pure state of enlightenment

The pure state of enlightenment is our own mind... not some sort of dazzling light coming from outside. If we recognize our primordial state of pure presence, pure from the beginning, albeit temporarily obscured, and we stay present in this recognition without getting distracted, then all the impurities dissolve: this is the essence of the path. Now the nature of the primordial state as total purity truly manifests, and recognizing it for what it is, we become it's owner forever.

--Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

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