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“O Vajra Realization! If you think that he who is called the heart essence of all buddhas, the Primordial Lord, the noble Victorious One, Kuntuzangpo is contained in a mindstream separate from the oceanlike realm of sentient beings, then this is a nihilistic view in which the connection between samsara and nirvana remains unconnected. Also sentient beings would be without the seed of buddhahood, so that even these teachings on the oceanlike path of the two accumulations would fall into disrepair.
“This is why you should know the modes of the ground, because there are two paths from the primordial ground in my Natural Great Perfection: liberation and delusion. The spontaneous arrival in the realm of a buddha or a sentient being depends on, respectively liberation from all the stains on one’s own side and total ensnarement by karma and suffering. By understanding this teaching, stop searching hopefully for me, Kuntuzangpo, as a separate mindstream or as a buddha who is a fabricated emanation that manifests like an illusion.”
~Jigme Lingpa, from the second chapter of the Dzogchen Tantra of the Expanse of Kuntuzangpo’s Wisdom