Friday, November 23, 2007

The only land really worth claiming

You might buy a piece of land, clear it, build a house, and cultivate fields,
with the idea that these activities will bring you happiness and satisfaction in the future.
But it is simply not so.
The only land really worth claiming is the stronghold of primordial sim-
plicity, the ultimate and unchanging nature of all things. The way to take hold of it is by
solitary meditation, progressing through the different stages of the path culminating in the Great Perfection. Once you have taken full possession of it, you will be able to dwell
there for the rest of your life, after death, and during all your lives to come. But to get
to that point, be ready for a thousand acts of bravery.

Dilgo Khyentse& Padampa Sangye
The Hundred Verses of Advice

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