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“O Vajra Wisdom! This is the expanse of my, Kuntuzangpo’s, wisdom: because it is without characteristics, my essence is not permanent; because the luminosity casts out defilements, my nature is not nothingness; and because it is without borders or divisions, my compassion never reaches a boundary or limit. Although it is like the realm of space, it is not correct to use the metaphor of being empty. It is the opening up of gnosis, like the light of the sun and moon. My manifestation is external emptiness because there is no grasped object. My emptiness is internal because there is no grasping mind. Because in the expanse of gnosis the seal of wisdom is never broken, it is emptiness without rejection.
In short, any phenomenon you may posit is perfect in its own essence, which is without substantiality, and therefore the ground is the great ever-purity, the path is great spontaneous presence, and the result is the great self-liberation. Buddhahood is not obtained by meditating, and one does not wander in samsara through not meditating. This is called the great ever-pure wisdom, changeless through the three times, and endowed with the five characteristics: freshness, self-liberation, relaxation, spaciousness, and great settledness.”
~Jigme Lingpa, from the fourth chapter of the Dzogchen Tantra of the Expanse of Kuntuzangpo’s Wisdom, Schaik, Wisdom, 2004, p.142-3