The Great Chariot

by Longchenpa | 268,580 words

A Commentary on Great Perfection: The Nature of Mind, Easer of Weariness In Sanskrit the title is ‘Mahāsandhi-cittā-visranta-vṛtti-mahāratha-nāma’. In Tibetan ‘rDzogs pa chen po sems nyid ngal gso’i shing rta chen po shes bya ba ’...

Part 10b.7) Summarizing the meaning of these six perfections

Now, for the concluding summary of all these, from generosity to prajña:

When we are in the practice of the six perfections
We should know that we are beings like illusion.
With three-fold nonconception in regard to action,
By the goodness of the two accumulations
We gain the peaceful level of the Victorious One.

Thus by the collective goodness of these six perfections, from the moment of performing them without attachment to the three-fold true existence of the ego of a doer, an object receiving the action, and a virtuous action, with the attitude that action is like emanation or illusion, we will quickly attain buddhahood. The Sutra of the Clouds of the Three Jewels says:

Whoever does not conceptualize virtue or anything that is done will gather the two accumulations of merit and wisdom with non-conceptual perfect exertion. These should be practiced with the attitude that they are like a mirage, an illusion, or an emanation.

If by prajña there is pure view, and by upaya there is pure action, we will not stray from the path. Flawless buddhahood will be established. The siddhis of flying in the sky and so forth will be accomplished. Atisha says:

Thus, if the view is completely unobscured,
As well as the action being completely pure,
We will not go upon the path of straying,
But will go instead to the place of Akanishta.

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