Vital Advice by Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro
My Vital Advice
Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro
Homage to the unsurpassed savior, the Lord of Oddiyana.
Now that you've found this precious human life with freedom and richness,
Take care not to squander it unconsciously.
Push yourself to uncover the meaning of this life.
Your mind is the source of everything.
It is skilled in deception and manipulation, and beguiling when unexamined.
Once you look into it, it is without basis or root.
It comes from nowhere, stays nowhere and goes nowhere.
Everything, including samsara and nirvana,
Is but a reflection of pure and impure mind;
In reality, neither samsara nor nirvana exist.