A TEXT FROM LONGCHENPA

Dzogchen Way of Living 

Know the state of pure and total presence to be a vast expanse without center or border.
It is everywhere the same, without acceptance or rejection.
Blend the nature of mind and its habit patterns into non-duality.
Because entities, whether subjectively conceived or directly experienced,
Are present as ornaments of one's own state of being,
Do not accept or reject them.
And, Because they are not divided into self and other, 
The apparitional, spontaneously present objects are the play of pure experience.

Listen: this majestic awareness, freely transforming itself, 
Displays the integrated structure centered around the inner reality of form.
(*1)

Everything that exists and appears 
Displays itself in the space of unborn reality. 
In this inner reality there is nothing to accept or reject.
All that exists is displayed by me, the supreme ordering principle.

Listen: this teacher of teachers, the majestic creative intelligence, 

Displays the integrated structure centered around the inner reality of communication. Everything that exists and is designated 
Displays itself as linguistic communication coming from the unborn field 
And is gathered into this inexplicable inner reality of communication, 
The supreme ordering principle's symphony.

Listen: this teacher of teachers, majestic creativity

Displays the integrated structure centered around the inner reality of awareness. 
Know everything thought or attended to

To be the substance of the unborn ordering principle itself.
The realms of form, communication, and awareness of the
creative intelligence 
Are the three naturally occurring, uncontrived integrated structures of reality.
One who understands the reality of these integrated structures as complete in a moment without having been set up, 
Has understood the core meaning of the spontaneously complete inner reality.

Thus, because all that is present as form, sound, and thought ever since they appeared in time has existed as these three unborn inte­grated structures, from the start live this great natural non-duality without going into any conceptual analysis. Through realizing beings and their worlds to be these integrated structures, affirmations, negations, antidotes, and hindrances will definitely be freed in their own place.

(*1) This is the distinction between the path of self-liberation and the lower paths.

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