Monday, 25 April 2016

Living the view

"Living the view is perhaps some of the most fundamental practices in the Aro gTér Tradition. We practice living the view to encourage the entire context of our lives to become our practice. Living the view is the interface between our formal practice and our everyday lives."
p.77Illusory Advice, Ngakma Nord'dzin and Ngakpa ö-Dzin

Monday, 18 April 2016

Drala is the living ambience of the world

"Drala is the living ambience of the world in terms of the personality of a place. If you take a walk in a wood—and you’re not entirely preoccupied with thought—you may well have a sense of connectivity. You may feel that the trees reciprocate within the sense fields." Drala Jong, Ngak'chang Rinpoche, Drala Jong

Monday, 11 April 2016

The mind

"The mind cannot be controlled and forced to behave. The mind will do what it does based on your individual patterning. The more you try to force a pattern out of the mind, the more prominence it will have to your life. Similarly you will not succeed in forcing a pattern into the mind even if it would seem preferable to your existing mind-state."
p.145Illusory Advice, Ngakma Nord'dzin and Ngakpa ö-Dzin

Monday, 4 April 2016

Inviting others in

"We cannot expect people to know we are in need just because we feel completely raw and think this must be obvious. Everybody is dealing with their own issues all the time. 'Not asking for help' may easily be interpreted as 'not needing help'. Everyone feels they are the centre of their own little universe. If you want people to become involved in your universe, you have to invite them in-and also be willing to accept invitations."
p.79, Illusory Advice, Ngakma Nord'dzin and Ngakpa ö-Dzin