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Monday, 30 January 2023

Tuning oneself

Reciting mantra is a process of tuning oneself like a musical instrument.  One begins to resonate with the power of the mantra.

p414, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4

Monday, 23 January 2023

Essentially sacred

Because you’re a symbol of your beginningless nondual condition—and because all beings likewise are symbols—there can be no being who is not essentially scared according to the pure vision of Vajrayana.

p327, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4


Monday, 16 January 2023

State of being

Meditation is not fundamentally a technique – it is a state of being.

p150, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4

Monday, 9 January 2023

Prejudice to appreciation

From the perspective of the visionary practices of Vajrayana we become able to transform every aspect of prejudice against otherness in terms of vibrant appreciation.

p398, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4

Monday, 2 January 2023

A sad waste of time

Bringing one’s creative ideas into the nirmanakaya is important in being a mensch.  To be a person who merely talks about their wonderful ideas without ever making them a reality is a sad waste of time.

p393, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4

Monday, 26 December 2022

The vajra world

 

The vajra world is co-created by the Lamas and the students and the sangha.

p370, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4

Monday, 19 December 2022

Perception

To live the view is to be open in perception – open to seeing emptiness and form at play.  This is something which cannot be constructed and imposed.

p352, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4

Monday, 12 December 2022

Actualisation

Through having actualised the nature of the teaching, the Lama has the capacity to facilitate that actualisation in others.  Actualisation is the condition in which the teaching has become as real as the need to eat, drink, sleep, or breathe.

p319, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4

Monday, 5 December 2022

The Lama

Without the Lama, Vajrayana cannot function.  The Lama is the source of wisdom and method, embodying the divisionlessness of emptiness and form. 

p319, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4

Monday, 28 November 2022

Effortlessness

Pure appropriateness is an invisible dance in which one is transparent in terms of what is taking place.  there is an effortlessness that is not even named or differentiated from effort.

p237, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4 

Monday, 21 November 2022

Dynamically linked

Every state of mind, however distressed or distressing, is dynamically linked to the nondual play of the free elements.

p190, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4

Monday, 14 November 2022

Life is short

Life is short; it makes no sense not to plunge deep.  Plunge into whatever it is that makes life worth living.

p163, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4

Monday, 7 November 2022

The same nature

When life experience seems most arduous or difficult, simply remember that your Mind is of the same nature as Padmasambhava and Yeshé Tsogyel.

p204, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4

Monday, 31 October 2022

The illusion of continuity

Every moment is death. Every moment is birth. Death and birth flicker as cinematographic film flickers – and gives the illusion of continuity.

p198, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4 

Monday, 24 October 2022

Direct awareness

When all there is, is the felt texture of the canvas against the brush and the direct awareness of colour in motion – that is meditation.

p199, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4

Monday, 17 October 2022

Boredom marks the beginning of realisation

Once you develop experience of shi-nè, boredom is no longer boredom – it becomes a rolling wave of energy.  So, boredom marks the beginning of realisation.  Without boredom there’s no discovery.

p81, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4

Monday, 10 October 2022

Boredom

Boredom is a sign that: one is not alive to one’s senses.

p81, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4

Monday, 3 October 2022

Wind Horse

rLung rTa—Wind Horse—is enjoyment.  Enjoyment means to occasion or to engender joy.  Joy is upliftedness – the natural response to phenomena and to being alive.

p30, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4

Monday, 26 September 2022

Anarchy

Anarchy from the perspective of Dzogchen has nothing to do with rebellion or overturning the social order – one simply needs to ignore the rules of cyclic derangement.

p29, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4

Monday, 19 September 2022

Eventual death

Falling in love—if it is authentic love—betokens the eventual death of the ‘me project’.

p75, Tracts of the Sun : An Earth Orbit of Vajrayana Expressions.  Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2022, ISBN 978-1-898185-28-4