Be Brave

On the 10th day of the month of the Iron Sheep, in the year of the Wood Monkey, in the morning I met the Lotos Born Guru.
A rain of white flowers fell down from the sky.
In my mind – the limitless river of Dharmakaya –
Padmasambhava gave me instructions of how to behave in the moment of suffering.
Here is the secret teaching for the sons and daughters of my heart, that brings instant achievement:
Suffering is like dry branches
thrown into the fire,
burning in the cold night
for those, who listen to the teachings from the heart of Padmasambhava.
Suffering is a powerful blessing,
have confidence in the Lotos Born Guru.
By looking for the antidote
in form of the joyful yogas, that come from the wordly gods
or by engaging yourself in shamanistic practices,
the distance between your and your exit from the suffering of samsara
increases by hundreds of incarnations.
Let the suffering burn
Keep the awareness `I am´ in your mind,
even if the whole world and your own body is in fire,
Padma will grant you with immortality.
If you are practicing the teachings of the Lotus Born Guru wholeheartedly,
if you make them
the true treasure of your heart,
let go your attachments, do not care about your bodies
free yourselves from the thinking of the past
focus your awareness on `that moment´
abandon the curiosity of the future
do not engage in shamanistic rituals and dharmas
looking at the appearances leave them untouched,
do not try to correct them or to value anything,
let appearances liberate themselves in the natural state,
to become the manifestation of Dharmakaya,
the mandala of your mind,
all the gods and demons that appear in your minds are karmic vision,
have neither fear nor hope,
lovers and relatives,
those close to you and strangers,
friends and enemies
are karmic visions,
that cause you constant rebirths in samsara,
abandon attachment to beloved and feeling of dislike to strangers,
for all beings of the three realms have loving kindness,
the path is simple and quick,
not paying attention to the deceiving appearances, having abandoned both fear and hope,
the vision of mandala will melt in the perfection of the natural state.
In the undistracted natural state
The answer to all questions,
the aim of all searches
The fruit of the Dharma,
the Wish Fulfilling Jewel
Cintamani appears
Written by Chhimed Tsering

By Ian Marshall

Ian Paul Marshall has been initiated by the Dalai Lama, is trained in Zen as transmitted through the teachings of the Venerable Dr. Thich Thien-An and Seung Sahn Dae Jong Sa and is the founder of based out of Toronto, Canada.