Since pure awareness

Since pure awareness of nowness is the real buddha,
In openness and contentment I found the lama in my
When we realize his unending natural mind is the very
nature of the Lama,
Then there is no need for attached, grasping, or
weeping prayer or artificial complaints.
By simply relaxing in this uncontrived, open, and
natural state,
We obtain the blessing of aimless self-liberation of
whatever arises.
Dudjom Rinpoche


Identity There’s an old

On July 8th, 2008 Ione says:


There’s an old koan about a monk who went to his master and said, “I’m a very angry person, and I want you to help me.” The master said, “Show me your anger.” The monk said, “Well, right now I’m not angry. I can’t show it to you.” And the master said, “then obviously it’s not you, since sometimes it’s not even there.” Who we are has many faces, but these faces are not who we are.

-Charlotte Joko Beck, Everyday Zen