Author: Urgyen Tulku Rinpoche
This ultimate object of realization, the natural state of mind, unmistakenly and exactly as it is, need not be sought for elsewhere but is present within ourselves. We become enlightened through experiencing what was always present within us. However, stability in this unexcelled state of unity is not attained independently of means and knowledge. The means is proper conduct; knowledge is the view. Since the real purpose of spiritual endeavor is to soften our rigid character, we should unite view and conduct. The practices of accumulating and purifying are meant to facilitate this. And these are the very topics that Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche addresses in "Rainbow Painting.