“…to achieve Buddhahood one must practice…
[Megom said] “For the rest of my life all I need is my Guru’s instructions. I have made up my mind, and sworn, to remain in hermitages all my life.”
[Milarepa said] “…one must have the determination to meditate alone…” “
“…Then on the eve of his departure to meditate in solitude, Megom asked the Jetsun to give him a teaching, effective yet easy to practice. The Jetsun replied, “Great merits have grown in me since I practiced these instructions. You should also follow them. Now listen to my song:
I, the Yogi Milarepa, see the Essence
By gazing nakedly up It!
I see Beyond-playwords, clear as the sky!
By letting go, I see Reality;
By resting at my ease, I realize
The voidness of all and everything.
I relax, relax, and come to the Self-Realm;
I let go, let go, and in the flow of Awareness
The pure and impure become one!
Because I search for nothing,
Thoughts and ideas are all cut off;
The perils of Samsara are thus forever crushed!
Since I realize that Buddha and my mind are one,
I no longer wish for accomplishment!
As the sun disperses darkness,
When Realization dawns upon one
Klesas and Nhamdogs vanish by themselves!
“…As instructed…he (Megom) went to a hermitage and meditated there alone…who [in his lifetime] helped many well-endowed humans.” (100,000 Songs of Milarepa, p403-406)