Without my Lama’s blessing

Without my Lama’s blessings ~ like earth, water, and warmth
[necessary for seeds to grow] ~ having entered me,
Recognition of my true nature is impossible.
Now that I’ve come to the direct path, not taking the long way around,
May I persevere in my practice of the sublime Dharma!
Although hundreds or thousands of explanations are given,
There is only one thing to be understood ~
Know the one thing that liberates everything ~
Awareness itself, your true nature.

Dudjom Rinpoche
Wisdom Nectar
Dudjom Rinpoché’s Heart Advice
The Tsadra Foundation Series
published by Snow Lion Publications
Copyright © 2005 Tsadra Foundation
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