MEDITATION CONCERNING THE MIND BEYOND MIND
This mind – the mind before mind –
Through endless millennia without beginning,
Has never varied. It has never
Lived or died, appeared or disappeared
Increased or decreased. It’s not pure or impure,
Good or evil, it doesn’t dwell in past or future.
It’s not true or false. It’s not male or female.
It doesn’t appear as spiritual or unspiritual,
Knowledgeable or non-knowledgeable,
A sage or a fool, an enlightened or a mortal.
It strives for no realization and suffers no karma.
It has no strength or form. It’s like space.
You can’t possess it and yet you can’t lose it.
It’s movement can’t be stopped by mountains,
Oceans, or glass walls. Its unstoppable power
Penetrates the Mountain of all the stages
To unlock stores of merit and cross the Ocean of unawareness.
INTUITIVE WISDOM WHICH HAS SUCHNESS FOR ITS OBJECT ABANDONS THE PERCEPTION OF DUALITY
No karma can restrain this subtle and great mind.
But this dimension is subtle and hard to see.
It’s not the same as the sensual mind –
The one that responds to intellectualism, pain and pleasure etc.
Everyone wants to see this mind, and those
Who move their hands and feet by its light are
As many as several billion, but when you ask them,
They can’t explain it. They’re like puppets.
It’s theirs to use. Why don’t they see it?
The masters of the old said that people,
As we know them, are deluded. This is why
When they act they fall deeper in the Ocean of endless rebirth.
Yet when they try to get out,
They only sink deeper. And all because
They haven’t discovered their true nature.
If people weren’t deluded,
They would immediately see what’s before their eyes.
Apparently, not many of them understands
The movement of their own hands and feet.
The old masters were not mistaken. Deluded
People don’t know who they are.
Something so hard to fathom is known by a Buddha
And no one else. Only the wise know this mind, this
Mind called supreme, perfect, complete enlightenment.
If attained, neither life nor death can restrain this mind. Nothing can.
It’s also called the Unstoppable Perfect Guide,
The incomprehensible, the Sacred Self, the Immortal, the Great Sage.
Its names and labels vary but not its essence.