Song of Métripa (Advayavajra)

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Song of Métripa (Advayavajra)

To gain experience in the profound teachings brings happiness.
To gain no experience at all brings happiness.
To have a view without hope or fear brings happiness.
If it is spontaneously present, this brings even more happiness.
To meditate without dualistic clinging brings happiness.
To have no reference points brings even more happiness.
To engage in choiceless conduct brings happiness.
To have no hesitation brings even more happiness.
To use the mind to watch the mind brings happiness.
To cut off the mistaken path of hope and fear brings happiness.
To stay in retreat in the mountains brings happiness.
To have a view without hope or fear brings happiness.
To set aside homeland, friends, and relatives brings happiness.
To live on begged food brings happiness.
To eat the food of great bliss brings happiness.
To wear the clothes of luminosity brings happiness.
To practice the path of the messenger brings happiness.
To keep one's focus at the tip of the nose brings happiness.

From Timeless Rapture: Inspired Verse of the Shangpa Masters, compiled by Jamgon Kongtrul, trans. & ed. by Ngawang Zangpo.