THE STARRY SKY HAS NO ILLUSIONS - or, WANDER ALONE LIKE THE RHINOCEROS
"The universe" gets born, grows up, grows old, and dies -- in and as every Awareness-imbued being that gets born, grows up, grows old and dies. Face up to it! Don't try to shed your responsibility for making this shit work onto the bowed and weary shoulders of a Guru, or still less the Dharma Itself! Your Guru is alone, in the beautiful and terrifying sense of being an entire universe. You are alone in exactly the same beautiful and terrifying sense. This is why you and the Guru are one. The Starry Sky has no illusions.