Dudjom Rinpoche on Guru Yoga and the Essence of Practice

HH Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje

This is the essence of practice:

Pray to your Lama and, while praying, blend your mind inseparably with your Lama’s wisdom mind.
Having merged inseparably, settle in the state of naturalness, the nature of mind.

To be settled in the state of naturalness, this fresh knowing
Uncontrived and unaltered, is luminous naked awareness.
When thoughts arise within that nature,
Recognize them on arising, and relax within that recognition.
Their arising and liberation occur simultaneously, like a drawing on the water’s surface.

When thoughts do not arise, that is non-meditation free from thoughts.
Emptiness, beyond meditator and object of meditation,
Is called ultimate wisdom present from the beginning.
Give up hope and fear; hold to the natural state of awareness.

Thoughts are delusion; stop following after them.
Hope and fear are obstacles; don’t go to greet them.
If you can rest within the nature that is beyond intellect and activity,
You will definitely discover the dharmakaya in your own heart.


Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje ~
Wisdom Nectar – Shambhala Publications

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Auspicious Connections


When the sun
Arrives at the center of the blue mid-heaven,

The auspicious connections occur
For the earth’s grove of lotus flowers to bloom.

When drops of honey rain
Arrive from the cluster of the sky’s white clouds,

The auspicious connections occur
For the valley’s flowers and fruits to ripen soon.

When awareness-holding practitioners
Arrive in regions of their directionless wandering,

The auspicious connections occur
For fortunate disciples’ benefit and happiness to appear.

~Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje
  Wisdom Nectar

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Relax at ease ~

This fresh present knowing,
Unbound by the intellect that clings to meditation,
Is naked unobstructed non-meditation.
Relax at ease
And settle in the state of naturalness.
This is the meaning of realization of meditation.
When thoughts move, let them.
Movement arises and is liberated without a trace.
When there is no movement, don’t search for it.
This is empty luminosity, naked empty awareness.
Tantric practice without suppression or cultivation of thoughts
Brings the accomplishment of the destruction of hope and fear.
There is nothing more to add to this.

Madman Dudjom said this:
Let it remain like this in your heart.

Dudjom Rinpoche
Wisdom Nectar: Dudjom Rinpoche’s Heart Advice
translated by Ron Garry