Poem: Charnel

I thank you
Chödpas must go to the charnel grounds
To practice offering their flesh
To voracious lower beings
But you, you make my life
Like a charnel ground
A constant offering
To grasping for my lifeforce
Without moving an inch


External chod is to wander in fearful places where there are deities and demons. Internal chod is to offer one’s own body as food to the deities and demons. Ultimate chod is to realize the true nature of the mind and cut through the fine strand of hair of subtle ignorance. I am the yogi who has these three kinds of chod practice

– Milarepa

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