Monday, 27 June 2011

The refuge of no-refuge

"Buddhism is always the refuge of no-refuge - it is complete. It is open – it is not closed. And it is wakeful – it is not hiding in some way. Sang-gyé kyab-su ché: I establish confidence in the actuality of complete, open wakefulness."

Compassion & The Nine Yanas, Ngak'chang Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 20 June 2011

Motivation

"It is not what you are practising that defines what you are practising – it is what your motivation is. If I practise Dzogchen with a motivation to accomplish my own realisation, I am not practising Dzogchen – I am practising Pratyékabuddhayana."

Compassion & The Nine Yanas, Ngak'chang Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 13 June 2011

Realism

"If I try to practise from the premise that I am somewhere where I am not, I cannot practise."

Compassion & The Nine Yanas, Ngak'chang Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 6 June 2011

Refuge and Bodhicitta

"There is no refuge and bodhicitta greater than the comprehension of the non-duality of emptiness and form."

Seven Line Song, Ngak'chang Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia