Author: Dzogchen Ponlop
Ponlop Rinpoche`s commentary on the Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra. The Aspiration belongs to the Dzogchen tradition, and in addition to being the prayer of the primordial Buddha, Samantabhadra or Kuntuzangpo, it is a prayer of the path to complete awakening and to make our path a genuine one. It expresses the different manifestations of rigpa, which is our basic awareness in ordinary life. Further, it is an aspiration for the realization of rigpa, of the genuine path, and the genuine teacher.
"The state of primordially pure nature is not made of anything. It is uncreated. This means that the fundamental state of absolute reality, the basic ground, has never been compounded by causes or conditions. That nature of primordial purity is beyond any elaboration. It is beyond conceptual formation, which means it is beyond philosophy. It is not created by any creator, outside or inside. It is not created by Kuntazangpo nor was it created by any Buddhas in the past. Therefore, whether we are talking about the nature of our mind or the nature of the universe, primordial purity exists in that nature. Both exist on the ground which is completely free from conceptual elaboration, primordially pure. That`s why it is simple." ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.