Milarepa’s Song to Paldarbum

Milarepa to the Girl…

“If you sincerely wish to practice the Dharma, in my tradition you don’t need to change your name. Since one can awaken to buddhahood as either a monk or layperson, you don’t need to shave your hair off or change your dress.

Listen here, you lay girl Paldarbum,
Listen well, you rich and dedicated maiden.

Take this sky as your example,
And train in the meditation state without center or edge.

Take the sun and moon as your example,
And train in the meditation state without increase or decrease.

Take this mountain as your example,
And train in the meditation state without shifting or change.

Take the great ocean as your example,
And train in the meditation state without face or base.

Take your own mind as the meaning,
And train in the meditation state without worry or doubt.”

The Girl to Milarepa….

”Please listen, precious Jetsün,
Please hear me, sublime nirmanakaya.

It was easy to meditate like the sky,
But I felt uneasy when training with clouds.
Now please give me advice on training with clouds.

It was easy to meditate like the sun and moon,
But I felt uneasy when training with planets and stars.
Now please give me advice on training with planets and stars.

It was easy to meditate like the mountain,
But I felt uneasy when training with bushes and trees.
Now please give me advice on training with bushes and trees.

It was easy to meditate like the ocean,
But I felt uneasy when training with waves.
Now please give me advice on training with waves.

It was easy to meditate with my mind,
But I felt uneasy when training with thoughts.
Now please give me advice on training with thoughts.”

Milarepa to the Girl…

”Listen here, you lay girl Paldarbum,
Listen well, you rich and dedicated maiden.

Since it was easy to meditate like the sky,
The clouds are the sky’s magical display,
So let them be as the very state of the sky.

Since it was easy to meditate like the sun and moon,
The planets and stars are the sun and moon’s magical display,
So let them be as the very state of the sun and moon.

Since it was easy to meditate like the mountain,
The bushes and trees are the mountain’s magical display,
So let them be as the very state of the mountain.

Since it was easy to meditate like the ocean,
The waves are the ocean’s magical display,
So let them be as the very state of the ocean.

Since it was easy to meditate with your mind,
The thoughts are the mind’s magical display,
So let them be as the very state of your mind.”

Source ~ http://levekunst.com/milarepas-song-to-the-girl-paldarbum/

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