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The Ultimate Meditation

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  1. pewep

    pewep Power Member

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    Nearly one thousand years ago, on this very Earth we call our home, our mother, one of the most powerful enlightened beings to ever cast their light on the shadows plaguing our existence gave the complete and total summary of the path to liberation. The people of his time called him Naropa...saw him as a mahasiddha and the direct disciple of peerless Tilopa.

    I deeply, deeply apologize to all if this is violating any of our previously agreed conventions, I would only implore you to read this text with an open mind. Within it is what many consider the final description of meditation in its perfected form. Therefore, it is also a description of the natural state...YOUR natural state... in its perfected form.

    I came across this many years ago and it haunted my soul, haunted my being and gnawed at my dreams. Ever deepening, forever unfolding, it would take a lifetime to even being to comprehend the depths of this ocean...the depths of Mahamudra. Every single word of every single line here has a profound meaning, far, far beyond my ability to even begin to understand. From the bottom of my heart, may these words bring peace to every corner of your being:

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    The Summary Of Mahamudra
    
    Homage to the state of great bliss!
    
    Concerning what is called Mahamudra:
    All things are your own mind.
    Seeing objects as external is a mistaken concept;
    Like a dream, they are empty of concreteness.
    
    This mind, as well, is a mere movement of attention
    That has no self-nature, being merely like a gust of
    wind.
    Empty of identity, like space,
    All things, like space, are equal.
    
    When speaking of 'Mahamudra,'
    It is not an identity that can be shown.
    Therefore the mind's suchness
    Is itself the state of Mahamudra.
    
    It is neither something to be corrected nor transformed,
    But when anyone sees and realizes its nature
    All that appears and exists is Mahamudra,
    The great and all-encompassing dharmakaya.
    
    Naturally and without contriving, allowed to simply be,
    This unimagined dharmakaya,
    Letting it be without seeking is the meditation training.
    But to meditate while seeking is deluded mind.
    
    Just as with space, just as with a magical display,
    While neither cultivating nor not cultivating
    How can you be separate or not separate!
    This is a yogi's understanding.
    
    All the good deeds and harmful actions
    Dissolve by simply knowing this nature.
    The emotions are the great wisdom;
    Like a jungle fire, they are the yogi's helpers.
    
    How can there be staying or going?
    What meditation is there by fleeing to a hermitage?
    Without understanding this, all possible means
    Never bring more than temporary liberation.
    
    When understanding this nature, what is there to bind
    you?
    While being undistracted from its continuity,
    There is neither a composed nor an uncomposed state
    To be cultivated or corrected with a remedy.
    
    It is not made out of anything.
    Experience self-liberated is dharmadhatu.
    Thinking self-liberated is great wisdom.
    Nondual equality is dharmakaya.
    
    Like the continuous flow of a great river,
    Whatever you do is meaningful.
    This is the eternal awakened state,
    The great bliss, leaving no place for samsara.
    
    All things are empty of their own identities.
    The concept fixed on emptiness has dissolved in itself.
    Free of concept, holding nothing in mind;
    Is in itself the path of all buddhas.
    
    For the most fortunate ones,
    I have made these concise words of heartfelt advice.
    Through this, may every single sentient being
    Be established in Mahamudra.
    
    
    Given orally by the great pandita Naropa, to Marpa Chokyi Lodro at Pullahari.
     
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  2. blogzandstuff

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    Any review copies?
     
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  3. Dudley

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    The first paragrph I understan but the rest will take a lot of inquiryn on my part to get what is being said.
    thanks for the post.
     
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    Lol Don't thank me, thank OP!
     
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    Haha don't thank me, thank Naropa.
     
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    Don't thank Naropa, thank Mahamudra.
     
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    As he was the disciple of Tilopa, he in turn needs to thank him ( Oh the wonder of Wikipedia :) )
     
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    where can I get more of Naropa teachings ?
     
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    wikipedia, not sure why you keep asking me, ask OP
     
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    Greengolegend BANNED BANNED

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    I love meditation, I have been meditating every day for 20 mins. I fucking love it I must say. It had changed me as a person. A better person if you will.
     
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  11. pewep

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    Alright, so there are a lot of books on Naropa's teachings as well as analysis but I'd strongly recommend you read them directly on their own (these can be found easily) without any of the commentaries. All of these are a particular strain of buddhism called Vajrayana. Check out Reggie Ray on youtube and view one of his talks - that will give you an idea of what being in the natural awakened state is like. Absolutely inspiring individual.

    Also, Milarepa's songs are of huge benefit. I can't overstate how important those are.
    Absolutely man, I sound like a fanatic every time I say that meditation really did change my life...but it's true.
     
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    People in this day and age have a wrong impression of meditation if you ask me. They picture you being a fucking monk at a tempel sitting in a lotus position all day. It is really awkward talking about it as well. Such a waste that people don't take the time to meditate. It is one of the best investments in yourself that you can make. I am so happy I found out about meditatiom at a young age. Hopefully in the future the bad stigma will change. Keep meditating champs.

    Peace and truly yours,

    Greengo
     
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    Seriously man, it's funny how what you're saying is exactly what Naropa was arguing against when he said:

    How can there be staying or going?
    What meditation is there by fleeing to a hermitage?

    Meditation is a state of single pointed awareness. It can be done anywhere at any time. People these days worry that they can't find the right cushion for their asses, can't find 20 minutes while wasting time all day, looking for the perfect guru, etc... and they are just making up bs excuses. It's hard to sit with one's self - look into the mirror of your own mind and see who you really, really are. I strongly applaud you for making it a part of your daily life, mate!
     
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