a favorite Longchenpa quote

A favorite Longchenpa quote: (Old Man Basking in the Sun
(Treasury of Natural Perfection, translated by Keith Dowman, pg. 248)
Longchenpa Rabjampa lived from 1308-1363

“So stay right here, you lucky people,
let go and be happy in the natural state.
Leave your complicated life and everyday confusion
and in a place of solitude, doing nothing, watch the nature of the mind.”

…So lucky because I have the opportunity to turn and watch the mind. My life allows that: peaceful surroundings, remarkable companionship, abundant food and water, the time to be quiet.
What a blessing.

 

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3 responses to “a favorite Longchenpa quote

  1. I have this book on the nightstand next to my bed. Easily could blog every day for a year just excerpts from the book.

    Longchenpa had a love affair with consciousness ( and he could read & write which few people could back then ) and here it is just as fresh and alive across the centuries.

    Kind Regards,
    dn

  2. Yes, I feel the same way. His book is always close.
    Are you familiar with Rupert Spira? He has written “The Transparency of Things” and is coming out with a new two-volume book this month called “Presence.” I think of him as sure-to-be-classic. His writing is clear, spare. We’re headed down to a retreat with him in California.
    Best,
    Amrita

  3. Amrita:
    Yes, I have enjoyed TTOT very much.
    Saw Rupert Spira in Sedona, AZ May 2010 for a weekend satsang.
    He was still writing the next book then.
    Have a great time!
    Kind Regards,
    dn

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