Great and wonderful insight!
Just a 2 cents from a PasserBy, nothing intense.
It is pointless to know the nature of mind is luminous and empty,
If there is no insight that this innate nature is the direct seal of Great Bliss.
After insight of anatta, emptiness and non-dual luminosity,
It is advisable not to retract to practices that made mind contrive.
Never underestimate this direct path of great ease,
Even aeons lives of practices cannot touch the depth of its profundity.
Deeply experience this luminous yet empty nature, its thorough effortlessness and spontaneity.
It is the heart of Mahamudra, the great art that simply be.
Deep bow and reverent to Naropa for this view concisely put and,
Homage to the ground, this natural state of Great Bliss.
"I don't personally find it pointless - rather, a step along the way ;-)..."
Indeed and thanks for pointing out. :)
The degree of “un-contrivance” is the degree of how unreserved and fearless we open to whatever is.
For whatever arises is mind, always seen, heard, tasted and experienced.
What that is not seen, not heard and not experienced is our conceptual idea of mind.
Whenever we objectify the “brilliance, the pristine-ness” into an entity that is formless,
It becomes an object of grasp that prevents the seeing of the “forms”, the texture and the fabric of awareness.
The tendency to objectify is subtle, even ‘nowness’ and ‘hereness’ are as ‘selfness’. :)
Whatever arises merely dependently originates, needless of who, where and when.
All experiences are equal, luminous yet empty of self-nature.
Though empty it has not in anyway denied its vivid luminosity.
Liberation is experiencing mind as it is.
Self-Liberation is the thorough insight that this liberation is always and already is;
Spontaneously present, naturally perfected!
Just a sharing.
Happy new year to you!