Monday, 28 October 2013

A habit

"A habit is only a habit when you are unaware of it. As soon as you are aware of it, it is a choice."

Authentication of Aro Ling, Ngak'chang Rinpoche, quoted by Naljorpa Bar-ché Dorje

Monday, 21 October 2013

Approaching practice

"In the Aro gTér, we approach practice from the perspective of Dzogchen – and we approach everyday life from the perspective of Tantra. This means that practice is approached according to awareness of one’s condition."

 Interview 6th of June 1994, Ngak’chang Rinpoche, 06/06/1994

Monday, 14 October 2013

Refuge

"Through practice we come to understand that there is no state or object that can give us safety from the neuroses of our own minds. We come to understand that the only way we can be liberated from conditioned perception and response, and the confusion that arises from our attempts to separate emptiness and form, is to aspire to the enlightened state and the spontaneous realisation of the non-duality of emptiness and form. This confidence and Refuge can only remain alive and of use to us through practice."

Refuge, Ngala Nor’dzin Pamo, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 7 October 2013

Referentiality

"Referentiality is the process by which we retreat from the direct experience of everyday life. Being present in the moment may be initially fearful, but by welcoming the sensation of fear with complete openness we cut through the barriers created by habitual emotional reaction patterns."

Refuge, Ngala Nor’dzin Pamo, Aro Encyclopaedia