The Sunlight of Pure Perception

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Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol

Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol

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The Sunlight of Pure Perception[1]

by Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol

Due to the kindness of holy forefathers of the past,
In the snow ranges of Tibet
Many profound Dharma teachings spread.
However, Dharma practitioners,
Having grasped the teachings as contradictory – like hot and cold,
Engage in sectarianism – attachment and aversion.

Some of the Holy Ones have said
That Madhyamaka, Dzogchen and Mahāmudrā
Are like sugar, molasses, and honey –
Each being as good as the other.

Thus, I have listened to and contemplated
On all the teachings without sectarian bias.
Sectarian practitioners with attachment and aversion
Please do not scold me.

When the sunlight of pure perception
Spreads on the lofty white snow mountains
That are Madhyamaka, Dzogchen and Mahāmudrā,
It is certain that a river of blessings will arise.

| Translated by Rachel Pang, 2014. First published on Lotsawa House, 2023.


Tibetan Edition

Zhabs dkar tshogs drug rang grol. Zhabs dkar tshogs drug rang grol kyi bka' 'bum. New Delhi: Shechen Publications, 2003. Vol. 1: 231–232

Secondary Sources

Pang, Rachel H. “The Rimé Activities of Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol (1781-1851)”, Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines, no. 29, Avril 2014, pp. 5-30.

Ricard, Matthieu. The Life of Shabkar: The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin. Albany: State University of New Tork Press, 1994.

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  1. The original is untitled; this title has been added by the translator.  ↩

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