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  This is the work of those who are skilled and peaceful, who seek the good:



May they be able and upright, straightforward, of gentle speech and not proud.

May they be contented and easily supported, unburdened with their senses calmed.

May they be wise, not arrogant and without desire for the possessions of others.

May they do nothing mean or that the wise would reprove.


May all beings be happy,

May they live in safety and joy.



The Way is perfect like vast space
where nothing is lacking and nothing is in excess.

Indeed, it is due to our choosing to accept or reject
that we do not see the true nature of things.

Live neither in the entanglements of outer things,
nor in inner feelings of emptiness.

Be serene in the oneness of things and such
erroneous views will disappear by themselves.

When you try to stop activity to achieve passivity
your very effort fills you with activity.

As long as you remain in one extreme or the other
you will never know Oneness.

  Those who do not live in the single way
fail in both activity and passivity,
assertion and denial.

To deny the reality of things is to miss their reality;
to assert the emptiness of things is to miss their reality.

The more you talk and think about it,
the further astray you wander from the truth.

Stop talking and thinking, and there is nothing you
will not be able to know.

To return to the root is to find the meaning,
but to pursue appearances is to miss the source.

At the moment of inner enlightenment there is
a going beyond appearance and emptiness.

The changes that appear to occur in the empty world
we call real only because of our ignorance.

Do not search for the truth;
only cease to cherish opinions.


All living beings, whether weak or strong, tall, stout, average or short, seen or unseen, near or distant, born or to be born, may they all be happy.

  When the mind exists undisturbed in the Way,
nothing in the world can offend,
and when a thing can no longer offend,
it ceases to exist in the old way.
  When no discriminating thoughts arise,
the old mind ceases to exist.

When thought objects vanish,
the thinking-subject vanishes,
as when the mind vanishes, objects vanish.

Things are objects because of the subject (mind);
the mind (subject) is such because of things (object).

Understand the relativity of these two and the
basic reality: the unity of emptiness.

In this Emptiness the two are indistinguishable
and each contains in itself the whole world.

If you do not discriminate between coarse and fine
you will not be tempted to prejudice and opinion.

  To live in the Great Way is neither easy nor difficult,
but those with limited views are fearful and irresolute:
the faster they hurry, the slower they go,
and clinging (attachment) cannot be limited:
even to be attached to the idea of enlightenment
is to go astray.

Just let things be in their own way and
there will be neither coming nor going.

  Obey the nature of things (your own nature),
and you will walk freely and undisturbed.

When thought is in bondage the truth is hidden,
for everything is murky and unclear and
the burdensome practice of judging brings
annoyance and weariness.

What benefit can be derived
from distinctions and separations?

  If you wish to move in the One Way
do not dislike even the world of senses and ideas.

Indeed, to accept them fully is identical
with true Enlightenment.

The wise man strives to no goals
but the foolish man fetters himself.

There is one Dharma, not many; distinctions arise
from the clinging needs of the ignorant.

To seek Mind with the (discriminating) mind
is the greatest of all mistakes.

  Rest and unrest derive from passion;
with enlightenment there is no liking and disliking.

All dualities come from ignorant inference.

They are like dreams or flowers in the air:
foolish to try to grasp them.

Gain and loss, right and wrong:
such thoughts must finally be abolished at once.

  If the eye never sleeps,
all dreams will naturally cease.

If the mind makes no discriminations,
the ten thousand things are as they
are, of single essence.

To understand the mystery of this One essence
is to be released from all entanglements.

When all things are seen equally
the timeless Self-essence is reached.

No comparisons or analogies are possible
in this causeless, relationless state.

  Consider movement stationary
and the stationary in motion,
both movement and rest disappear.

When such dualities cease to exist
Oneness itself cannot exist.

To this ultimate finality
no law or description applies.

  For the unified mind is accord with the Way
All self-centered striving ceases.

Doubts and irresolutions vanish
and life in true faith is possible.

With a single stroke we are free from bondage;
nothing clings to us and we hold to nothing.

All is empty, clear, self-illuminating,
with no exertion of the mind's power.

Here thought, feeling, knowledge, and
imagination are of no value.

In this world of Suchness
there is neither self nor other-than-self.

  To come directly into harmony with this reality
just simply say when doubt arises, "Not two."

In this "not two" nothing is separate,
nothing is excluded.

No matter when or where,
enlightenment means entering this truth.

And this truth is beyond extension or
diminution in time or space:
in it a single thought is ten thousand years.

  Emptiness here, Emptiness there,
but the infinite universe stands
always before your eyes.

Infinitely large and infinitely small;
no difference, for definitions have vanished
and no boundaries are seen.

So too with Being and non-Being.

Don't waste time in doubts and arguments
that have nothing to do with this.

  Let no one deceive another or despise any being in any state let none by anger or hatred wish harm to another.

As a mother watches over her child, willing to risk her own life to protect her only child, so with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings, suffusing the whole world with unobstructed loving kindness.

  Standing or walking, sitting or lying down, during all one's waking hours, may one remain mindful of this heart and this way of living that is the best in the world.
  Unattached to speculations, views and sense desires, with clear vision, such a person will never be reborn in the cycles of suffering.

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Chapel Tibet is another human being who happens to pursue the Divine. Chapel Tibet has had a presence on Earth for many cycles of time. The name "Chapel Tibet" was given to Chapel Tibet, by a feminine aspect of the Divine.

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