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Though my view is as spacious as the sky, my actions and respect for cause and effect are as fine as grains of flour.

There is a danger, called in the tradition “losing the action in the view.” A teaching as high and powerful as dzogchen entails an extreme risk. Deluding yourself that you are liberating your thoughts and emotions, when in fact you are nowhere near able to do so, and thinking that you are acting with the spontaneity of a true dzogchen yogi, all you are doing is simply accumulating vast amounts of negative karma. As Padmasambhava says, and this is the attitude we all should have:

Though my view is as spacious as the sky, my actions and respect for cause and effect are as fine as grains of flour.

– Sogyal Rinpoche
from the book “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying”

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