Veiled by ignorance,
the minds of man and Buddha Appear to be different.
Yet in the realm of Mind Essence They are both of one taste.
Sometimes they will meet each other In the great Dharmadhatu.
Living in a rugged, deserted, and solitary hut is the Outer Practice.
Complete disregard of the self-body is the Inner Practice.
Thoroughly Knowing the Absolute is the Absolute Practice.
I am a yogi who knows all three.
Is there a disciple here who wishes to learn them?
My fear and doubts have vanished like mist into the distance,
never to disturb me again.
I will die content and free from regrets.
This is the fruit of Dharma practice.
First, cut through the confusion of learning.
Then ponder the meaning of what was learned; and lastly,
meditate its meaning as instructed.
When you run after your thoughts,
you are like a dog chasing a stick.
Every time a stick is thrown, you run after it.
Instead, be like a lion who,
rather than chasing after the stick,
turns to face the thrower.
One only throws a stick at a lion once.