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union of sun and moon tantra
« on: August 03, 2011, 02:31:54 AM »
following is one of the oldest surviving dzogchen tantras, called the union of sun and moon. it points directly to the nature of reality, try to read it slowly and with presence, remember that these kinds of texts, like the advaita vedanta scriptures, have the power to induce the highest form of consciousness in the reader. using conceptual thoughts to guide the yogin to a non conceptual state of mind. enjoy :)

Unborn, yet continuing without interruption,
neither coming nor going, omnipresent,
Supreme Dharma,
unchangeable space, without definition,
spontaneously self-liberating--
perfectly unobstructed state--
manifest from the very beginning,
self-created, without location,
with nothing negative to reject,
and nothing positive to accept,
infinite expanse, penetrating everywhere,
immense, and without limits, without ties,
with nothing even to dissolve
or to be liberated from,
manifest beyond space and time,
existing from the beginning,
immense ying (Wylie: dbyings, inner space,)
radiant through clarity
like the Sun and the Moon,
indestructible like a Vajra,
stable as a mountain,
pure as a lotus,
strong as a lion,
incomparable pleasure beyond all limits,
illumination, equanimity,
peak of the Dharma,
light of the Universe,
perfect from the beginning.

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Re: union of sun and moon tantra
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 10:11:49 AM »

Dear matthias,

Welcome after a long break. It is a nice poem. The Self is spontaneously
self liberating, yes, very true. Only the ego is to be killed. The ego is
the stumbling block. When the ego is vanquished, the Self or Atma
shines on its own accord. No further effort is necessary.  On a bright
sunny day, when the sun shines in all  brilliance, the moon has no
place. It is there but very faded almost forgotten.

Arunachala Siva.