When Your Mind is Caught

[From a collection of songs translated by Yeshe Gyamtso and published by KTD Publications (2007) as the Treasury of Eloquence: The Songs of Barway Dorje. Posted with permission. Copyright 2007 Karma Triyana Dharmachakra & Peter O’Hearn. All Rights Reserved.]

When your mind is caught by recollection, it is seen.
Don’t introduce the intellect’s alterations. Leave it as it is.
If the doubt “Is this it or not?” arises, rest in that.
If the resolution “It is” arises, rest in it.
If the dissatisfied thought “It isn’t” arises, let it go.
Whatever happens, be content with naked ordinariness.
Meditate on devotion for your guru and compassion for beings.

Dechen Barway Dorje wrote this to remind Karma Jangchup.

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