zen: A WORD OF ADVICE IF YOU MEDITATE

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The Six Precepts of Tilopa

No thought, no reflection, no analysis,

No cultivation, no intention;

Let it settle itself.

Zen Buddha

Here is another version of the same text by Tilopa. 

Six Words of Advice from Tilopa

Let go of what has passed.

Let go of what may come.

Let go of what is happening now.

Don’t try to figure anything out.

Don’t try to make anything happen.

Relax, right now, and rest.

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A WORD OF ADVICE IF YOU MEDITATE

Leave this mind of yours

in its natural state where there is nothing artificial.

In this state, seeing a thought move,

rest on it, relaxed.

In this state, stability will come.

No attachment to stability

no fear of movement,

aware that there is no difference

between stability and movement,

mind arising from mind.

In this state, where there is no grasping, no attachment,

rest natural and relaxed.

In this state, natural reality itself,

the essence of your own mind,

primordial awareness, empty clarity

will arise… and you won’t know what to say.

In this state you will settle, suspended and relaxed.

Without grasping at the stability as something,

naturally in place, naturally free ;

without seizing on or rejecting the mind’s productions,

please settle… THERE.

LAMA GENDUN RINPOCHE

Tendrel 3, January 1983

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