The Dude Milarepa

Milarepa

Some friends and I were studying some texts, contemplating interdependence and we came across this song by Milarepa:

“Here on Künsal Rinchen Drak, the precious peak where all is clear,
I remember appearances are examples of impermanence.
I see sense pleasures as a mirage, this life like a dream and an illusion,
And I cultivate compassion for all who do not know this.
I eat the food of empty space, I meditate without distraction,
I have different experiences, just about anything can happen!
E ma, the phenomena of the three realms of samsara,
While not existing, they appear, how incredibly amazing!”

This is beautiful. Milarepa, delighting in the appearances of samsara, cultivating compassion for the rest of us.

For some reason, I thought of the end of The Big Lebowski

“The Dude abides. I don’t know about you but I take comfort in that. It’s good knowin’ he’s out there. The Dude. Takin’ ‘er easy for all us sinners.”