March 24, 2014

A Poem to Chogyam Trungpa on the Anniversary of his Death. ~ Linda Lewis

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When you walk through the jungle of samsara,

You are like a powerful tiger flashing teeth.

When you leap to the rocky mountains of the highest view,

You are like a snow lion enjoying sacred outlook.

When you are gone into the space of dharmata,

You are like the king of garudas, soaring free.

When you reside in the palace,

You are the fearless Dragon King, radiating dignity and awareness.

Now, when we walk through the jungle,

Remind us that it is appearance-emptiness.

When we hear the mountain wind roar,

Remind us that it is the fearless sound of dharma.

When lonely thoughts arise in our mind,

Remind us they are clarity-emptiness.

When we feel the ashe in the palace of our hearts,

We find you there.

And by simply relaxing into uncontrived awareness,

Self-liberation dawns.

 Written before the 27th parinirvana of the Great 11th Trungpa Rinpoche

 by his grateful student, Linda V. Lewis


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