Ordinary Mind

There isn’t anything that is either real or false.

The wise have said that everything is like the moon’s reflection on water.

The “ordinary mind” is called

The “dharmadhatu” and “the Buddha nature.”

The enlightened cannot improve it.

Unenlightened beings cannot corrupt it.

It is described by many names,

But its meaning cannot be known through verbal expression.

 

 

– The Tathagatagarbha, by the Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje. (Trans by Peter Roberts)

 

 

 

 

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