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Buddhadharma : Fall 2006
buddhadharma| 61 |fall 2006 Whatever is perceived as one’s body or as a sense object Appears like a visual aberration produced by conceptual thought. By the natural radiance of the great nonconceptual wakefulness, May it be purified in the primordial space of exhausted dharmas. The wisdom body, equal to the sky, Is a wish-fulfilling jewel yielding well-being and happiness. May we obtain this unobscured and ultimate fruition For all beings, in all times and directions, till the end of existence. Song of Fruition By Lama Shabkar Emaho! Once more, fortunate and only heart-children, Listen joyfully to this vajra song! When you have gained realization in this way, The whole phenomenal world is the book of oral instructions and the real mandala. On the multicolored parchment of appearances, Awareness, the bamboo pen of self-existing wisdom, Inscribes the letters of nonfixation that are groundless and primordially free. This is read as the nonduality of appearance and emptiness. On this spontaneously perfect mandala of the three- thousandfold universe Is sprinkled the water of naturalness. The pathways are the natural lines of the design, And your footsteps are the drawings in colored powder. Your own appearing yet empty body is the form of the divine yidam. Your speech, resounding and yet empty, is its vajra recitation, While your naturally freed and unfixated thoughts are the mind of the deity. The movements of your arms and legs are mudras, And eating and drinking is the dharmata offering. All appearance of form is the body of the deity. All sounds and speech are musical offerings. Beyond keeping and breaking, this is the naturally fulfilled samaya. Whatever else such a practitioner does, He does not need to depend on the teachings of effort, cause and effect, Because in the state of the luminous dharmata, The instructions, the stages of development, and the samayas are all complete. The special quality of the Great Perfection, fortunate heart-children, Is the swift and effortless attainment of the marvelous and wondrous siddhis. If you truly practice in this way, All the concepts of samsara and nirvana are liberated into the primordial ground, Like clouds vanishing into the sky. When you realize this luminous dharmakaya of self-existing awareness, Radiant as the unobscured sun, You will be able to revive the dead, to comprehend all secrets, And to convert beings by displaying various miraculous powers. Having perfected the virtues of all the paths and levels, People of superior capacity are liberated in this very life. Those of mediocre capacity are liberated at the moment of death. The ones of inferior capacity will be liberated into the ground of primordial purity in the intermediate state. Thereafter, continuously remaining in the inner space without separation from the wisdoms of the three kayas, They will display emanation bodies to tame whoever needs taming in whatever ways are necessary, Thus ceaselessly benefiting beings. Keep the meaning of these words in your heart, And the sun of happiness will surely arise from within. The one who composed this realization in songs Is the renunciant Tsokdrug Rangdrol. By its virtue, may many fortunate disciples Swiftly purify the stains of ignorance, emotions, and concepts Into the original space of primordial purity And attain fruition in this very life. RepRinted fRom Quintessential dzogchen: confusion dawns as wisdom. tRanslated and compiled by eRik pema kunsang and maRcia bindeR schmidt. published by Rangjung yeshe publications, septembeR 2006.