If we explain this further, just as ka is the ‘original’ or the very first of the thirty Tibetan consonants, the wisdom of clear light has always been ‘pure’ (dag) from its very origin or primordial beginning,
both subtle and coarse, as well as the various impure negative actions they give rise to, as well as the coarse and subtle virtuous states of mind such as devotion and the various pure positive actions they inspire,
It is also unstained by the ignorance of believing there is some inherent identity to phenomena or to the self, and the habitual tendencies of such clinging, as well as the karmic winds upon which they ride.
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Vision of Enlightenment, published by The Tertön Sogyal Trust, ISBN 0 95 312514 9. Also published by Wisdom Publications as Mind in Comfort & Ease, The Vision of Enlightenment in the Great Perfection. ISBN 0-86171-493-8
- Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dzogchen : The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection, published by Snow Lion, ISBN 1-55939-156-1