Monday, 25 January 2016

Generosity

"The Paramitas ultimately are actions which are free from the crimp of duality-actions which arise spontaneously from the non-dual state. They are the actions of the bodhisattva the awakened mind-warrior who has gone beyond the confines of referentiality, and who dwells within the meaning of ocean and its ornamental waves."

The Ten Paramitas, Khandro Déchen, Aro Encyclopaedia

Sunday, 17 January 2016

The Song of the Owl Headed Dakini

"Dharma never tires of explaining itself through those committed to teaching. To everyone who has questions or incomprehension, Dharma re-clothes itself in fresh terms. No book of truth can contain Dharma – because Dharma speaks to every style of confusion; and the styles of confusion are as variegated as the cultures, societies, and epochs in which we live. The Song of the Owl Headed Dakini is a stirring anthem to freedom and to the sheer glee evoked by direct insight into the nature of reality.”
the-song-of-the-owl-headed-dakini, Ngak'chang Rinpoche

Monday, 11 January 2016

Our view

"We see our circumstances, not simply as an open environment – but in terms of how we can manipulate them as the project managers of our lives. We want some things, reject others, and the rest merges into the wallpaper of comfortable oblivion. This causes us to scurry around in a constant attempt to make the world conform to the preferences prompted by our conditioning."
an-uncommon-perspective, Ngak'chang Rinpoche

Monday, 4 January 2016

Enlightenment

"The energy expended on worrying about the future, regretting the past, and judging the present is liberated – and we find tremendous resources of generosity, accuracy, vitality, creativity, and spaciousness – the natural freedom that is of benefit to all. Buddhism describes this as enlightenment."
an-uncommon-perspective, Ngak'chang Rinpoche