Alas, now as the intermediate state of living [so-called "normal life"] arises before me,
Renouncing laziness, for which there is no time in this life,
I must enter the undistracted path of study, reflection and meditation.
Taking perceptual experience and [the nature of] mind as the path,
I must cultivate actualisation of the three buddha-bodies [highest enlightenment].
Now, having obtained a precious human body, this one time,
I do not have the luxury of remaining on a distracted path.

Alas, now as the intermediate state of dreams arises before me,
Renouncing the corpse-like, insensitive sleep of delusion,
I must enter, free from distracting memories, the state of the abiding nature of reality.
Cultivating [the experience of] inner radiance,
Through the recognition, emanation, and transformation of dreams,
I must not cherish sleep like a beast,
But cherish the experiential cultivation which mingles sleep with actual [realisation].

Quoted from Root Verses of the Six Intermediate States by Padmasambhava, included in The Tibetan Book of the Dead published by Viking in 2006 (ISBN 0-670-85886-2).


"Let us think for a moment of the humanoid multitudes that populate the face of the earth. They suffer the unspeakable. They are victims of their own errors. If they did not have ego they would not have those errors, nor would they suffer the consequences of such errors. The unique thing required in order to have the right to true happiness is, before all, to not have this ego. Certainly, when psychic aggregates, the inhuman elements that make us so horrible and evil, do not exist within us, then the payment of Karma is non-existent. Thus, the result is happiness."

Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah