Absolute and relative both are.
In this dreamlike life we appear for a moment,
in a reality that we call relative—
but we are of the absolute.
We already are what we aspire to become.
We are templates of truth, to be laid bare by love.
The “laying bare” is the spiritual work,
and love, inseparable from truth, is its ground, its path and its fruit.
To be what we already are,
only two things are required of us:
to love and to know…
To love completely all beings and all phenomena,
and to know directly the true nature of being.
These two are not two.
For the first we cultivate bodhicitta, the Great Love.
For the second we cultivate the inward attention,
to recognize and rest in being.
In these pages are some teachings and practices for both.
Laughing Vajra (Shepa Dorje in Tibetan) is one name of Milarepa, the great yogi saint of Tibet.
Since everything is but an apparition, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection,
one may well burst out in laughter.