Monday, 28 January 2013

Seven-Line Song

"Seven-Line Song is sometimes called Seven-Line Prayer/Tsig-dun Soldep, or Dorje Tsig-dun/Seven Thunderbolt Phrases. We both sing and chant Seven-Line Song. When one practices it as Song, one finds the presence of awareness in the dimension of sound."

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

Monday, 21 January 2013

Patience

"From the view of Vajrayana, patience or Zopa (bZod pa – kshanti paramita) does not mean acceptance, forbearance, and suffering. According to Vajrayana, patience involves intelligent open-minded striving, in which the situation is propelled at its optimal velocity – neither forcing it, nor failing in the attempt to facilitate movement."

The Ten Paramitas, Khandro Déchen, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 14 January 2013

Freed from the delusion

"Until you are completely freed from the delusion that your body validates your existence, dissatisfaction will continually colour your experience."

Dzogchen View of Tantric Ngöndro, His Holiness Düd'jom Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 7 January 2013

Taking refuge in the three jewels

"Taking refuge in the three jewels-Buddha, dharma and sangha--means to rely on the as it is-ness of the Buddha-the realised exemplar of actuality; the dharma-the expression of actuality; and the sangha-those who aspire to experience actuality."

p85, Rays of the Sun, Ngakpa Chögyam, Aro Books worldwide, 2010, 978-1-898185-06-2