Sherab Dorje wrote:Mhamudra is primodial too.
Well, parse it out for us then, Greg.
Maitripa states in the Mahāmudrākanakamālā:In the same way, when not realized, samsara and nirvana are analyzed separately; when realized, samsara has always been the kāya of the great buddha.
But this is a little different.
"1) To have a decisive understanding about the True Nature
Mahamudrahas no causes.
Mahamudra has no conditions.
Mahamudra has no methods.
Mahamudra has no path.
Mahamudra has no result."
Gampopa The Very Essence of Mind, Mahamudra, the One sufficient Path
"6. For thousands of aeons, the sun that shines every day
has never been clouded by darkness.
Likewise, the real nature of the mind's clear light of awareness
Has never been clouded by the cycle of samsara.
12. Never leave Thatness, but don't stay in it either and don't try to represent it.
Simply vow never to leave it, and nothing will obscure the flames [of awakening].
Beyond the reactivity of the [ordinary] mind moving toward and moving away,
not trying to stay,not even trying to see it, then you will see everything there is to see!"
Tilopa Ganges Mahamudra