Monday, 25 February 2013

If one practises

"If one practises vision, meditation, and action with this knowledge—without stressful striving—one attains liberation in this lifetime. Failing that – one finds at the very least a restful and relaxed mind."

Striking the Essence, Dza Paltrul Rinpoche,
Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 18 February 2013

Dorje Tsigdun

"From the point of view of Dzogchen we have to know how to practise essentially. We have to have some sense of how to maintain a stream of practice through our lives, through illness, and through each different circumstance that may arise. Dorje Tsigdun is valuable in this respect, because it contains everything that is required."

Seven Line Song, Ngak'chang Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 11 February 2013

Being

"Being is not attached to reference points. Being does not rely for its existence on any style of perceptual cross-referencing. Trying to pin-point being is like attempting to suspend time and movement - it is not possible, so we might as well simply be."

p73, Spectrum of Ecstasy, Ngakpa Chögyam with Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 1997, 0-9653948-0-8

Monday, 4 February 2013

Vajra commitment

"Vajra commitment is an obvious immediate consequence of the vows if you view it in the context of ‘harmonising with Reality’ rather than ‘obeying orders’. It is a matter of view rather than mechanically doing what one is told. If one views the Lama as a Buddha, i.e. a fully enlightened being, then what the Lama says and does is nothing other than a direct manifestation of Reality."

Vajra Command, Ngakma Shardröl, Aro Encyclopaedia