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 2b.8 - Resting without action in spontaneous presence

Having put ourselves at ease, as for resting there:

Let us be like those who are sure their work is done,
And rest in spontaneous presence with neither hope nor fear.

To rest mind as it is, resolving it into the spontaneous resting of dharmakaya, relax naturally into absence of hope and fear. Then rest there. The All-Creating King says:

Kye, the yogin who enters and meditates on this path Dwells from now on on the level of the Victorious One. Not fixating realization, not grasping with partial bias, Go into the essence transcending entering or its lack.

Having relaxed the three gates naturally, rest in mere non-distractedness with no need for concentrated mindfulness. Even if we let ourselves be distracted and fall into ordinariness, our ordinary awareness rests in spontaneous non-distraction. The same text says:

Kye, for the teacher of teachers, the doer of all, the king,
In dharmata with no meditation, thought, or concept,
To rest in unthinking subsidence, is falling into samsara.
To seek and meditate is the path of conceptualization.

How so? The same text says:

Kye O vajra being, now meditate in suchness.
Do not change the body, and do not blunt the senses.
Do not try to restrain or do anything else with speech.
Not focusing mind on anything, let it rest motionless.
By meditating within this actionless buddha activity,
Doing nothing at all, all goals will be perfected.


To yogins having the fortune of entering all at once,
When realization of the doer of all is taught,
Not repeated mindfulness of the space of realization,
But no meditation or entering is what they should be taught.

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