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Samsara and nirvana, two sides of the same hand - drikung ...

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Trapped in the wheel of samsara by this dualism! holding unclean to be clean, impermanent to be permanent,. suffering to be happiness, ...
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7-Jun-09 Samsara and Nirvana, Two Sides of the Same Hand 1Samsara and Nirvana, Two Sides of the Same Handby Khenchen Könchog Gyaltshen RinpocheTranslated from the Tibetan by Khenchen Rinpoche and Terence BarrettNamo Guru Bhye!I bow down to the lamas of unequaled kindnessWhose compassionate hands pluck the migratorsFrom their wanderings throughout limitless samsara andSet them down in the land of enlightened bliss.All the varied happiness and suffering of samsara and nirvanaArise from the appearance-emptiness non-dual nature;To refresh my recollection of the Dharma, and that of others as well,I have written these words, relying on the Conqueror’s teachings.Even though all these phenomena (dharmas) are naturally pureFree of arising, free of abiding, free of ceasingThe Teacher, skilled in means, taught all the DharmaSo that we may realize authentically this reality nature.The glorious Chandrakirti spoke of this with these words:“The Teacher taught that all dharmas arePacified from beginni...