Commentary on “Root Text for Mahamudra” – Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche

The masters of each of the Tibetan Buddhist traditions have presented various methods for meditating on the nature of the mind. But all these methods lead to the same point – the deepest nature of the mind as voidness. When we search for the mind and try to find and locate it either outside or inside our bodies, we cannot find anything that corresponds to our idea or concept of what it is. Voidness (emptiness), then, is the total absence of anything findable corresponding to the names and concepts we have of everything, including the mind. This voidness, however, does not mean that nothing exists. Everything exists merely as what the words and concepts for them conventionally refer to.