Milarepa’s the last instructions to his heart son Gampopa

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Milarepa’s the last instructions to his heart son Gampopa.

“Son, when emptiness arises in the individual’s mind, do not try to follow the word. Why? If you simply follow the word, then you may be trapped by its worldly meaning. Therefore, you should rest in the state of non-arrogance. Do you understand, Venerable Monk from Weu?”

“Son, when self liberation (tib: rung tol) arise in individual’s mind, do not employ the practice of logic (valid cognition). If you do this, you may be wasting your time or earnestness. Therefore, once self liberation arises, rest in the state of thoughtlessness. Do you understand, Venerable Monk from Weu?”

“My Son, Gampopa, when understanding on the experience of selflessness arises, do not mental proliferate… go further into thinking whether selflessness is one entity or two. If it is one, then there will be many, do not differentiate… (Rinpoche had problems translating this part, so he did a rough translation based on his understanding) Because if you do, this leads to differentiation. Instead, rest in the state of emptiness, the natural state of the mind. Do you understand, Venerable Monk from Weu?”

“Son, when you meditate on Mahamudra, do not be too diligent to accumulate virtuous deeds of the body and speech. This may cause diminution of the natural wisdom of non-thoughts. Instead, rest in the state of unfabricated awareness. Do you understand, Venerable Monk from Weu?”

“My Son, Gampopa, when you receive indications, visions and prophesies due to your practice of the Mahamudra, do not feel excited or proud. Sometimes these prophecies are given by demons. Please rest in the state of non-destruction (non-attachment). Do you understand, Venerable Monk from Weu?”

“My Son, when you pacify your mind, do not generate attachment to the practice itself. If you do, the practice may be taken away by the devil of destruction. Therefore, rest in the state of non-expectation. Do you understand, Venerable Monk from Weu?”