It is said that one should descend with the view from above and ascend with the conduct from below. It is equally important to maintain a view as vast and open like the sky, and to engage in conduct with precise regard for the cause and effect relations.
Although hundreds or thousands of explanations are given, there is only one thing to be understood – know the one thing that liberates everything – awareness itself, your true nature. If that one thing is ignored, everything else turn into speculative philosophy and mere proliferation of concepts.
A poetry in homage to Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche). ” … The space of mind swirls up as playful maidens, the effortless play of spontaneous perfection! Perceptions turn into the mandala of awakening! In this wondrous display, I rest in evenness. … “