It’s amazing to think that this saying was written over a thousand years ago, and is still so relevant for meditators today.
Padma Sambhava – a Tibetan master 8th Century
“It is your own awareness right now.
It is simple, natural and clear.
Why say ‘ I don’t understand what awareness is”?
There is nothing to think about, just permanent awareness.
Why say “I don’t see the reality of awareness”?
Awareness is the thinker of these thoughts.
Why say “When I look I can’t find it’ ?
No looking is necessary.
Why say “Whatever I try doesn’t work”?
It is enough to remain simple.
Why say “I can’t achieve this”?
The void of pure awareness is naturally present.”