Thursday, January 9, 2014

Niguma - Mind

You don't have to do anything with your mind,
just let it naturally rest in it's essential nature.
Your own mind, unagitated, is reality.
Meditate on this without distraction.

Know the Truth beyond all opposites.
Thoughts are like bubbles that form and dissolve in clear water.
Thoughts are not distinct from the absolute Reality,
so relax, there is no need to be critical.

Whatever arises, whatever occurs,
simply don't cling to it, but immediately let it go.
What you see, hear, and touch are your own mind.
There is nothing but mind.

Mind transcends birth and death.
The essence of mind is pure Consciousness that never leaves reality,
even though it experiences the things of the senses.
In the equanimity of the Absolute, there is nothing to renounce or attain.

Vajradhara Niguma

Vajradhara Niguma (born 1025) is the full Tibetan name of the Indian yogini Vimalashri; sister, lover and student of Naropa, a Mahasiddhas and once the head of the famous Nalanda University.
Naropa taught different things to each of his students, and Niguma received the teachings that became known as the Nigu Chos-drug. Once Niguma herself had reached enlightenment, she began to pass her knowledge on to others. Her most famous disciple was the Tibetan yogi and Bönpo Khyungpo Naljor, the only one to whom she imparted her most secret teachings. Therefore, the Shangpa school, although officially founded by Khyungpo
Naljor, is in fact based on this transmission from Niguma. 

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