Advice for Göndrak

from The Essential Amrita of Profound Meaning: Oral Instructions and Practical Advice Bestowed Upon Fortunate Followers, Eye-opener to What is to be Adopted and Abandoned

by Chokgyur Lingpa

When you let the looker be, within awareness,
it is free of color and form, vividly empty.
Whatever thought arises, when you look at its essence
it vanishes without trace, like clouds disappearing in the sky.

When free of the apprehension that thinks, “It is empty,”
at that moment you see the essence of mind.
At all times, treasure compassion, devotion, and diligence.
It is vital to act in accordance with cause and effect.

This was written by Chokgyur Lingpa at the request of Göndrak.

| Lhasey Lotsawa Translations, 2021.


Source text
  • mChog gyur gling pa, “rJes ’jug skal bzang rnams la bstal pa’i zhal gdams bslab bya nyams len gyi skor spang blang mig ’byed zab don snying gi bdud rtsi.” In mChog gling bka’ ’bum skor. Vol. 36 of mChog gling bde chen zhig po gling pa yi zab gter yid bzhin nor bu’i mdzod chen po, 113-114. Kathmandu, Nepal: Ka-nying Shedrub Ling monastery, 2004.

Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa

Courtesy of Himalayan Art Resources



mgon drak la gdams pa

Advice for Göndrak


Chokgyur Dechen Zhikpo Lingpa


Chokgyur Lingpa gave this heart advice on recognising the nature of mind to his disciple Göndrak.