Monday, 27 July 2015

Keep letting go

"Whatever it is, whatever arises, you let go. You can just keep letting go. You find yourself attached to it again, it arises, you let it go. The whole teaching around shi-nè is pretty blunt and simplistic – it is just let go. Whatever it is, whatever the problem is, I let go. "

Inspiration and Practice, Ngak’chang Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 20 July 2015

Whatever arises in the mind

"Whatever arises in Mind – whether desire, anger, pleasure or pain whatever the accidental arising—through direct recognition, residual traces do not linger. Through intuiting this liberating aspect of the total presence, namtogs (rNam rTog – that which arises in Mind) become analogous to images drawn on the surface of water. Uninterrupted spontaneous arising and dissolving has free play. Whatever arises is simply naked presence and emptiness. Whatever moves is the creativity of space, which spontaneously dissolves, leaves without trace."

Striking the Essence, Dza Paltrul Rinpoche

Monday, 13 July 2015

Basic goodness

"Buddhism is a statement of our intrinsic goodness; and the possibility of discovering that intrinsic goodness. This is the simple answer, but complex questions can arise from that. Giving a simple answer is not always that simple. When I use the word goodness, I am not using it in the sense of nicey-nicey goodness, or piety, or sanctity, or holiness – ‘goodness’ here relates to complete value. This goodness is the goodness of freshly baked bread; the goodness of seeing a field of sunflowers; the goodness of birth and death; the goodness of being present. There is a basic goodness, a basic sanity with which we can connect. We have that – we simply need to allow ourselves the non-referential space to find it."

Ah, but I was so much older then, Ngak’chang Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 6 July 2015

Lineage

"Lineage, in the Tibetan context, means a body of teachings which comes down through a particular succession of accomplished Lamas. Lineage has a visionary origin and there would generally (but not always) be a set of texts which describe the practices which belong to the lineage. There will be a series of transmissions, a series of visionary practices and a body of teaching which would have been handed down through various masters to their students. That is what constitutes a lineage."

Ah, but I was so much older then, Ngak’chang Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia