she script~ the pen that writes itself


petals of pinecones
opened by thunder struck
forest fire ending of time

seed in center of tongue
spits blessings
dense brocade in space
crafts nebulae to noses eternally
no origin point

a pineapple dries itself
in the desert
his cheek on mine
no more bosom center block

i can i know one day
pecha paper tearing in corner
on its way again to oscillating light
never left her
no element
i can almost press my finger through it

oh love oh love
now no one sees clearly
ghost in an empty
home frightens nobody

faux madness bears ultimate upaya sanity
yes love, impartial chest burst

turtle’s hard protective shell cracked
soft belly upside down
no thing more to hide from her
she is too
soft and so very gentle

an opalescent seashell to the ear
drowns into the roar
of deep inner tinnitus
the 100 peaceful and wrathful
chorus resounds

i accept the nature of blinding
friends and lover Buddhas all
vacuity behind the eyes
i revere all non-arising




Calligraphy and Commentary by Ngak’chang Rinpoche

1st July 2023:

This khandro cypher was given to  Ngak’chang Rinpoche by Kyabjé Künzang Dorje Rinpoche who first suggested that he could follow the example of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche  in terms of spontaneous calligraphy. 

This calligraphy is written in the hidden script and hidden language of the khandros (mKha’ gro brDa yig / མཁའ་འགྲོ་བརྡ་ཡིག).  The script upon which the calligraphy is based is a gTérma—a visionary revelation of Kyabjé Künzang Dorje Rinpoche.

The khandro principle provides the inspiration for realisation through the innate magical quality of the phenomenal world. For women this is perceived in male qualities—as method display. This is called: seeing the world as the dance of the dPa’wo. For men this is perceived in female qualities—as wisdom display. This is called: seeing the world as the dance of the khandro. 

This script is known as tong-dröl (mThong grol / མཐོང་གྲོལ་) which means ‘liberation through seeing’. Through seeing this script consciousness is ‘seeded’ with the cause of eventual liberation. Ton-dröl should be shown to everyone, everywhere; with the wish that the illusions of frustration, fear and fecklessness—which often characterise experience—may evaporate into wisdom-space.

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