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View and Meditation of the Great Perfection  by the first Jamgon Kontrul Rinpoche 

 Homage to the Guru, the teacher. 

The View and Meditation of Dzogchen can be explained in many, many ways, 
but simply sustaining the essence of present awareness includes them all. 
Your mind won't be found elsewhere. 
 It is the very nature of this moment-to-moment thinking. 
 Regard nakedly the essence of this thinking and you find present awareness, right where you are. 

Why chase after thoughts, which are superficial ripples of present awareness? 
Rather look directly into the naked, empty nature of thoughts; then there is no duality, no observer, and nothing observed. 
Simply rest in this transparent, nondual present awareness. 
Make yourself at home in the natural state of pure presence, just being, not doing anything in particular. 

Present awareness is empty, open, and luminous; not a concrete substance, yet not nothing. Empty, yet it is perfectly cognizant, lucid, aware. 
As if magically, not by caus…


Self-enquiry must be done continuously. It doesn't work if you regard it as a part-time activity. You must have a lifelong commitment to establish yourself in the Self. Your determination to succeed must be strong and firm, and it should manifest as continuous effort. 

-- Sri Annamalai Swami

Remember, to know Yourself, return to the silence before words.