Two kinds of Nature
“There are two kinds of Nature:
– Relative nature;
– Absolute Nature.
This means that nothing is created, it is just as it is. For instance, the nature of water is that it is wet, the nature of fire is that it is hot. This is relative nature.
Every being, from dharmakaya down to hell, is integrated with Nature. Nature encompasses all beings equally without any changes. But we don’t trust our own Nature, our own property. We don’t realize it, we don’t recognize it, we don’t try to know it. We are always just [looking] outside, we are not facing it. This is our main mistake. It seems too easy, too close, too clear. But the problem is that we don’t trust it, we don’t think it is important. Or sometimes people think it is too difficult to know it or something. Don’t say you don’t know it. It is your Nature! If you rest in awareness, it is clear to you.”
From: ཀུན་མཁྱེན་ཤར་རྫ་པ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱི་གསུང་འབུམ་ལས། དབྱིངས་རིག་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་མཛོད་གསང་བ་ངེས་པའི་རྒྱན།
Omniscient Shardza Trashi Gyaltsen, YINGRIG DZÖ – The Treasury of the Awareness of the Natural State: The Secret Ornament of Certainty Oral Teachings by YONGDZIN LOPÖN TENZIN NAMDAK RINPOCHE, Buddhas Weg, Siedelsbrunn, Germany, 13 – 17 September 2013, Transcribed and edited by Carol Ermakova and Dmitry Ermakov, FPYB, UK, 2015, pp. 36-37.
Photo: Spring flowers and ice tsa-tsa by Carol Ermakova.