Winter: Tao

The Six Vajra Verses

Although apparent phenomena
manifest as diversity
yet this diversity is non-dual
and of all the multiplicity
of individual things that exist
none can be confined in a single concept.

Staying free from the trap of any attempt
to say “it’s like this”, or “like that”,
it becomes clear that all manifested forms
are aspects of the infinite formless,
and, indivisible from it,
are self-perfected.

Seeing that everything is self-perfected
from the very beginning,
the disease of striving for any achievement
comes to an end of its own accord,
and just remaining in the natural state as it is,
the presence of non-dual contemplation
continuously, spontaneously arises.

The Crystal and the Way of Light: Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen
Teachings of Choghal Namkhai Norbu
compiled and edited by John Shane

Jan 26 Chapters One and Two