Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Magical Show, Cosmic Song, Cosmic Dance - 025

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All appearances are parts of the Magical Show, Cosmic Song, Cosmic Dance

Résumé: Reasoning: everything is dependently co-arisen (1st truth) ==> thus everything is empty of inherent existence (2nd truth) ==> thus there is no real origination, duration, cessation of anything ==> thus everything is merely labelled / imputed by the mind ==> thus everything is beyond all opposition / duality ==> thus everything is not this, not non-this, not both together, not neither (tetralemma) ==> thus there is nothing to accept nothing to reject in absolute terms (Middle Way free from all extremes & middle). 


That is why we say that all appearances are transparent-like, like rainbows, like parts of the Magical Show, Cosmic Song, Cosmic Dance. 


Every appearance and every event are the mind’s miraculous display. What is present is simply a dance of luminosity, and not separate entities in interaction; the dance between emptiness and appearance. They are all the display of the single mind essence. Primordial awareness (absolute) is inherent or co-emergent with [ordinary] mind (conventional / relative). Conceptual mind and naked awareness arise as a co-emergent unity. Samsara  and nirvana are [both] the [normal] display of [primordial] awareness [or buddha-nature, or genuine emptiness, or rigpa].




Yeshe Tsogyal's Retreat Song

Every appearance and every event 

Are the mind’s miraculous display

In the spacious expanse,

I see nothing to fear.


It is just reflexive radiance

Of mind’s clear light, and nothing else.

Hence there’s no reason to react.

All activity is my adornment.

Therefore, better to rest silently

In meditative absorption.


~ Yeshe Tsogyal

https://www.naturaldharma.org/yeshe-tsogyals-retreat-song/ 

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True vision ~ Bodhidharma 

"When your mind doesn’t stir inside, the world doesn’t arise outside. When the world and the mind are both TRANSPARENT (i.e. Union of the Two Truths), this is true vision. And such understanding is true understanding."


-- Bodhidharma

from the book The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma

translated by Red Pine

https://quotes.justdharma.com/true-vision/ 

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Dharmadhatu ~ Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye

"It is space, ungraspable as a thing.

It is a spotless precious clear crystal.

It is the glow of the lamp of self-luminous mind.

It is inexpressible, the experience of a mute.

It is unobscured, TRANSPARENT wisdom,

The LUMINOUS dharmakaya, sugatagarbha,

Primordially pure and spontaneous.

It cannot be shown through analogy by anyone,

And it cannot be expressed in words.

It is the dharmadhatu, which overwhelms mind’s inspection."


-- Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye

from the book Cloudless Sky

https://quotes.justdharma.com/dharmadhatu/ 

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“If we continue to simply allow ourselves to be aware of the activity of our minds, we’ll very gradually come to recognize the transparent nature of the thoughts, emotions, sensations, and perceptions we once considered solid and real. It’s as though layers of dust and dirt were slowly being wiped away from the surface of a mirror. As we grow accustomed to looking at the clear surface of our minds, we can see through all the gossip about who and what we think we are and recognize the shining essence of our true nature.” 


~ Mingyur Rinpoche, Joy of Living.

https://mingyur.justdharma.com/quotes/ 

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Like dreams ~ Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche 

"Appearances, like dreams, are devoid of any intrinsic existence (EMPTINESS). They come from nothing and leave nothing behind no matter how long they last. How can they APPEAR if they are devoid of intrinsic existence? In fact, they can manifest in infinite ways like a dream or a RAINBOW that appears only through the combination of many factors briefly coming together. These factors can come together precisely because they do not exist autonomously, endowed with a permanent reality (i.e. Union of the Two Truths). No phenomenon exists alone, and none has a solid existence. Appearances will become more TRANSPARENT and less solid (i.e. Union of the Two Truths) as we familiarize ourselves with seeing phenomena as dreams and illusions."


-- Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche

https://quotes.justdharma.com/like-dreams-shechen-rabjam-rinpoche/ 

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All These Forms ~ Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche 

All these forms—appearance emptiness (i.e. Union of the Two Truths)

Like a RAINBOW with its shining glow

In the reaches of appearance emptiness

Just let go and go where no mind goes


Every sound is sound and emptiness (i.e. Union of the Two Truths)

Like the sound of an echo’s roll

In the reaches of sound and emptiness

Just let go and nowhere no mind goes


Every feeling is bliss and emptiness (i.e. Union of the Two Truths)

Way beyond what words can show

In the reaches of bliss and emptiness

Just let go and go where no mind goes


All awareness—awareness emptiness (i.e. Union of the Two Truths)

Way beyond what thought can know

In the reaches of appearance emptiness

Let awareness go—oh, where no mind goes.


-- Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche

quoted in the book Mind Beyond Death

https://quotes.justdharma.com/all-these-forms/ 

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Like a rainbow ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Like waves, all the activities of this life have rolled endless on, yet they have left us empty-handed. Myriads of thoughts have run through our minds, but all they have done is increase our confusion and dissatisfaction.


Normally we operate under the deluded assumption that everything has some sort of true, substantial reality. But when we look more carefully, we find that the phenomenal world is like a RAINBOW — vivid and colorful, but without any tangible existence.


When a RAINBOW appears we see many beautiful colors — yet a rainbow is not something we can clothe ourselves with, or wear as an ornament; it simply appears through the conjunction of various conditions. Thoughts arise in the mind in just the same way. They have no tangible reality or intrinsic existence at all. There is therefore no logical reason why thoughts should have so much power over us, nor any reason why we should be enslaved by them.


-- Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

https://quotes.justdharma.com/like-a-rainbow-dilgo-khyentse-rinpoche/ 

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“According to the view of Candrakīrti, phenomenal appearances are directly purified as they stand. All false illusory configurations of conventional phenomena DISSOLVE into the ultimate expanse. This profound view resembles the manner in which primordial purity is established in the texts of the Great Perfection. For this reason, in our tradition of the vidyādhara lineage, this [prāsaṅgika] view is considered supreme”


~Mipham Rinpoche, Commentary on the Madhyamakālaṃkāra


“The manner in which freedom from extremes is assessed in the tradition of the Natural Great Perfection is for the most part similar to the method of the Prāsaṅgikas. But whereas space-like emptiness is considered fundamental in Madhyamaka, in the present context of the Great Perfection, it is simply rigpa—primordially pure, naked, simple, pure awareness, devoid of real existence and yet unceasing (i.e. Union of the Two Truths: empty but still functional, and vice versa) —that is considered fundamental. Subsequently, both awareness and the phenomena that arise from awareness are judged to be like space, beyond all extremes”


~ Longchenpa, Treasury of Teachings

[Excerpts From Finding Rest in Illusion, [Longchenpa. ]

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Precision: About the possible meaning of "dissolving all concepts / thoughts / appearances / fabrications" ...


Résumé: We do not reject but DISSOLVE appearances (physical, conceptual, mental fabrications) by simply realising their true nature. They then dissolve into the inconceivable pure expanse of phenomena, Reality as it is here & now. They do not cease because they have never been born in the first place. There is no real origination, duration, cessation; just conventionally.


Examples from other quotes:


Ex. “According to the view of Candrakīrti, phenomenal appearances are directly purified as they stand. All false illusory configurations of conventional phenomena /// DISSOLVE /// into the ultimate expanse. This profound view resembles the manner in which primordial purity is established in the texts of the Great Perfection. ...”

~Mipham Rinpoche, Commentary on the Madhyamakālaṃkāra


Ex. "Whatever thoughts arise, be sure to recognize your nature so that they all DISSOLVE as the play of dharmata."

-- Longchenpa

from the book Quintessential Dzogchen: Confusion Dawns as Wisdom


Ex. "The more you attempt to REJECT external phenomena (physical, conceptual & mental fabrications), the more they will spring back to you. Hence, therefore, the importance of recognizing the empty nature of your thoughts (the Union of the Two Truths) and simply allowing them to DISSOLVE."

-- Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

from the book The Heart of Compassion: The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva


(i.e. In that sense, "DISSOLVE" doesn't mean to destroy / demolish / terminate / reject, but to "reintegrate" them into the inconceivable non-dual whole / true nature of Reality as it is here & now. Or simply to realise that the two -- the conventional / relative / ex. concepts and the absolute / Reality / Ultimate Expanse of Phenomena -- have never been separate / independent / inherently existing. Like the waves and the ocean they are inseparable ... Union of the Two Truths.)


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More: For me, Buddhism "DISARM" all fabrications / dharmas / concepts / dualities by simply becoming fully aware of their true nature as it is here & now. Then we are no more fooled by them, no more slave to them, no more grasping at them, no more thinking they are existing on their own / universally / independently of the mind / absolutely. We do not identify with them anymore. We become liberated / free from them, not without them. That is enough to make them pure, perfect, equal, divine fabrications / tools here & now; the natural play (displays) of Reality / dharmata; a pure mandala; the inseparable three pure kayas, the inseparable three gems.


The same for all dharmas, all fabrications (physical, conceptual, mental; body, speech, mind).


They do not become non-existent / useless / meaningless; they just lose their solidity, become TRANSPARENT / evanescent. Using the TETRALEMMA: they have always been: not inherently existent, not completely non-existent, not both together, not neither. UNION OF THE TWO TRUTHS: Empty but still relatively functional; relatively functional but empty. Everything is like that, all fabrications / dharmas, not just concepts and dualities.


So it is not about rejecting / negating / abandoning / ignoring / not-doing them at any stage of the path nor at the end; it is about DIRECTLY REALISING THEIR TRUE NATURE as it is here & now. No more, no less.


Ordinary beings: Using them with IGNORANCE is samsara / karmic cycle.


Enlightened beings: Using them with WISDOM is Nirvana / spontaneous enlightened activities.

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"Whatever thoughts arise, be sure to recognize your nature so that they all DISSOLVE as the play of dharmata."

-- Longchenpa


Mirror to Reflect the Most Essential: The Final Instruction on the Ultimate Meaning

from the book Quintessential Dzogchen: Confusion Dawns as Wisdom 


https://quotes.justdharma.com/undistracted-presence-of-mind-longchenpa/ 

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Don’t reject external phenomena ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche 

The more you attempt to REJECT external phenomena (PHYSICAL, CONCEPTUAL, MENTAL FABRICATIONS), the more they will spring back to you. Hence, therefore, the importance of recognizing the empty nature of your thoughts and simply allowing them to DISSOLVE.


-- Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

from the book The Heart of Compassion: The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva

https://quotes.justdharma.com/dont-reject-external-phenomena/ 

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Beyond good and evil ~ Milarepa

Comprehending beyond good and evil

opens the way to perfect skill.

Experiencing the DISSOLUTION of duality,

you embrace the highest view.


-- Milarepa

quoted in the book Songs of Spiritual Experience: Tibetan Buddhist Poems of Insight and Awakening

https://quotes.justdharma.com/beyond-good-and-evil/ 

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"... what is present is simply a dance of luminosity, and not separate entities in interaction

-- André A. Pais, from "Linguagem, Luminosidade & Intangibilidade"

https://m.facebook.com/notes/andr%C3%A9-a-pais/linguagem-luminosidade-intangibilidade/10158456542342158/ 


(i.e. Empty-things empty-interacting with other empty-things.

Empty-conventional-relative-subject, empty-conventional-relative-relation-action, empty-conventional-relative-object.)

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We are the dance (prosist version) -- André A. Pais

Life is contemporary dance, total freedom of movement, flow and unimpeded creativity. Wings, chains, cells and skies, prisons and freedoms, everything is the natural transparency of Being.


We are the gestures that jump from the body of the Cosmos, we are the hair that flutters without strategy in the air, everything is the spontaneous Perfection of the universe, the natural consequence of the totality of the Real.


Each domino piece that falls reveals the purpose of Existence, the inevitable destiny of the primordial direction of the Whole. The universe is the only fundamental actor, the big bang its only essential work. It is up to each one to allow himself to be guided, to leave the front of the experiential flow, to withdraw from the scene and release his body in the coming breeze, extend his arms through the fog that opens up and let each step be the inevitable cosmic yearning. Anyway, everything that exists is and will always be the inevitable cosmic longing.


It is up to each of us to stop being and let Real-Being be, as an impassable sky, as an ultimate mirror, invisible light, penetrating primordial reality. Only what it really is. Disappear then, be silent, forget about the ground and leave What It Is unimpededly Be a seed that rises to Life.


Throw yourself into the sea and don't come back, be a tide and shake yourself, revolt, but don't come back, don't go back to the imaginary center of your experience. Throw yourself into the air without a return, don't fall on yourself, leave you without retreating, overtake yourself, let yourself die without fear. Just what it really is is, let yourself go and be too, let the dance flow, let the universe explode. And what is to come is a song to break out, a hurricane to roar, freedom to leave.


Whether mountains rise, or galaxies forget, let everything be like a dream, a momentary gesture, a spontaneous process, a bullet in the skull of the megalomaniac ego. What gave birth to the universe also gave birth to the flower in the vase at home, the spider on the ceiling, the Gaza Strip, fears and affections.


The inner thoughts of your mind are born from the womb that creates galaxies and suns. For who you are, be totally. Invisibly, unexpectedly - incandescent source of flourishing fire of evident perception.


Final origin of everything, destination first, residence of all things, bed of all existence. Cradle You are everything that is to come. You never were, you are or you will be. And that's how everything comes up!


(Translation by Google Translate)

https://www.facebook.com/notes/andr%C3%A9-a-pais/dan%C3%A7a-que-somos-vers%C3%A3o-prosista/10153171662315225/ 

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The display of your own intrinsic nature ~ Longchenpa 


In the expanse in which self-knowing rigpa arises spontaneously, free of all grasping, rest and relax, without contrivance or fabrication. Whatever thoughts arise, recognizing their essence, allow them all to be liberated as the display of your own intrinsic nature.


-- Longchenpa

A Mirror Revealing the Crucial Points: Advice on the Ultimate Meaning

https://quotes.justdharma.com/the-display-of-your-own-intrinsic-nature-longchenpa/ 

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When we say that the primordial awareness (absolute) is inherent or co-emergent with [ordinary] mind (conventional / relative), it means it has always been there from the very beginning. There was never any separation from that buddha nature. Without trying to alter this nature in any way, let it arise by itself. This is why it is said that there are no other practices to be done besides practicing on the mind, and why the eighty-four thousand sections of the Buddha’s teaching are all aimed at the recognition of the nature of mind.”


Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche - Commentaries on Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche's 'The Lamp that dispels darkness' Collected Works Vol III pg 689, Shambhala


Via: Dharma Samye


(i.e. Inseparability / Harmony / Union relative <==> absolute.

Inconceivable Union of the Two truths beyond all extremes & middle (using the tetralemma): nothing to accept, nothing to reject in absolute terms, just conventionally / relatively. The middle Way.

Union dependently co-arisen relatively functional appearances -- physical, conceptual and mental fabrications -- (relative; not completely non-existing) <==> and emptiness of inherent existence (so called absolute; not inherent existing / separate / independent / absolute).

These two aspects are inseparable, interdependent, co-defined, co-relative, co-dependent, CO-EMERGENT, co-evolving, co-ceasing, in harmony, equal / non-dual / one -- in the non-dual sense of those terms: ex. using the tetralemma: not different / separate / multiple / dual, not identical / united / one / non-dual, not both together, not neither; ...)

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Relative truth ~ Chögyam Trungpa

Relative truth, or kundzop in Tibetan, is the phenomenal world, which is an outfit, a self-existing show. The phenomenal world is a performance, living theater. Relative truth is a show-off, a bluff. There is no substance, but there are still a lot of things going on. The relative world should not be looked down upon, however. This dressed-up world is actually very hard to work with. To realize the relative truth as truth, you need to transcend neurosis and psychosis. When you have become sane through your relationship with the teacher, or your spiritual friend, and you have experienced egolessness fully, you see that the real world is actually a real world. You see the world of reality completely and fully without any problem and without any big deal.


-- Chögyam Trungpa

from the book The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume Two

https://quotes.justdharma.com/relative-truth-chogyam-trungpa/ 

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"conceptual mind and naked awareness arise as a co-emergent unity…" 

~ Ŧoƞpa Ɉoƞ - Wild Tulips, October 24 2020

https://www.facebook.com/notes/jon-norris/wild-tulips/3954664531229038 


(i.e. Inseparability / Harmony / Union relative <==> absolute. 

So, it is not about rejecting the conceptual mind, thoughts, concepts, dualities, all fabrications (physical, conceptual, mental), all dharmas ... but about realising their true nature. Then they auto-liberate.

Inconceivable Union of the Two truths beyond all extremes & middle (using the tetralemma): nothing to accept, nothing to reject in absolute terms, just conventionally / relatively. The middle Way.

Union dependently co-arisen relatively functional appearances -- physical, conceptual and mental fabrications -- (relative; not completely non-existing) <==> and emptiness of inherent existence (so called absolute; not inherent existing / separate / independent / absolute).

These two aspects are inseparable, interdependent, co-defined, co-relative, co-dependent, CO-EMERGENT, co-evolving, co-ceasing, in harmony, equal / non-dual / one -- in the non-dual sense of those terms: ex. using the tetralemma: not different / separate / multiple / dual, not identical / united / one / non-dual, not both together, not neither; ...)

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Look deeper ~ Ryokan

You stop to point at the moon in the sky,

but the finger's blind unless the moon is shining.


One moon (ABSOLUTE), one careless finger pointing (RELATIVE / CONVENTIONAL) -

are these two things or one? (INSEPARABLE)


The question is a pointer guiding

a novice from ignorance thick as fog. 


Look deeper. The mystery calls and calls:

No moon, no finger - nothing there at all. 


(BOTH EMPTY BECAUSE CO-DEPENDENT, AND VICE VERSA;

not existent, not non-existent, not both together, not neither)


– Ryokan

from the book "The Poetry of Zen"

https://quotes.justdharma.com/look-deeper-ryokan/ 

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Your own mind ~ Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye


All of saṃsāra and nirvāṇa are your own mind;

They don’t arise from anything else in the slightest.

Everything, such as joy and suffering, good and bad,

High and low, are the conceptual constructs of mind.


If your mind is pure, you are buddha:

Wherever you reside is a pure realm;

Whatever you do is from the state of the dharmatā;

Whatever appears is the jewel display of wisdom.


If your mind is of an impure nature,

You’ll see faults even in the buddhas,

You’ll get angry even at your parents,

Most things will appear as if they were your enemies.


-- Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye 

https://quotes.justdharma.com/your-own-mind-jamgon-kongtrul-lodro-thaye/ 

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Mind Essence ~ Padmasambhava 


Where the past has ceased and the future has not yet arisen,

In the unimpeded state of present wakefulness,

Rest in the manner of mind looking into mind.

No matter what thoughts may arise at this time,

They are all the display of the single mind essence.

As the nature of space is unchanging,

You will realize the all-pervasive mind essence to be changeless.

This is the Great Perfection, the ultimate of all vehicles,

The unexcelled meaning of the self-existing Mind Section.


-- Padmasambhava

https://quotes.justdharma.com/mind-essence-padmasambhava/ 

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In the crystal mirror theater of awareness mind ~ Thinley Norbu Rinpoche 

In the crystal mirror theater of awareness mind the supreme artist performs his magical displays, but rare is the clear insight audience capable of viewing this wisdom.


-- Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

from the book Magic Dance: The Display of the Self-Nature of the Five Wisdom Dakinis

https://quotes.justdharma.com/in-the-crystal-mirror-theater-of-awareness-mind/ 

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Playing ~ Thinley Norbu Rinpoche 

Fish play in the water.

Birds play in the sky.

Ordinary beings play on the earth.

Sublime beings play in display.


-- Thinley Norbu Rinpoche 

https://quotes.justdharma.com/playing-thinley-norbu-rinpoche/ 

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Gratitude and appreciation ~ Mingyur Rinpoche 

I feel that happiness is really found in appreciation and rejoicing. Everything is a display of clarity, love, and wisdom. This is related to the main view of Vajrayana Buddhism: that we all are buddha. This enlightened nature is not just within you. It’s everywhere. You can see it and appreciate it. That’s the main cause of happiness — gratitude and appreciation.


-- Mingyur Rinpoche 

https://quotes.justdharma.com/gratitude-appreciation-mingyur-rinpoche/ 

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The dance between emptiness and appearance ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche 

When you have achieved a state of calmness and readiness, then you are ready to know, ready to understand in a deep way the dance between emptiness and appearance. Once you catch a glimpse of that dance, don’t hang on to it. Just let it go, like your first glimpse of essence love.


-- Tsoknyi Rinpoche

from the book Open Heart, Open Mind: Awakening the Power of Essence Love 

https://quotes.justdharma.com/the-dance-between-emptiness-and-appearance-tsoknyi-rinpoche/ 

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Suffering is the dance of what is ~ Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye 

Adverse conditions are spiritual friends.

Devils and demons are emanations of the victorious ones.

Illness is the broom for evil and obscurations.

Suffering is the dance of what is.


-- Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye

from the book The Great Path of Awakening 

https://quotes.justdharma.com/suffering-is-the-dance-of-what-is/ 

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The magic show of consciousness ~ Joseph Goldstein 

The great discovery in our practice is that, on one level, birth and death, existence and nonexistence, self and other are the great defining themes of our lives. And on another level, it’s all just a dance of insubstantial appearances, what the Buddha called “the magic show of consciousness.”


-- Joseph Goldstein

from the book Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening

https://quotes.justdharma.com/the-magic-show-of-consciousness-joseph-goldstein/ 

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The profound significance of being ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche 

We should learn to see everyday life as mandala – the luminous fringes of experience, which radiate spontaneously from the empty nature of our being. The aspects of our mandala are the day-to-day objects of our life experience moving in the dance or play of the universe. By this symbolism the inner teacher reveals the profound and ultimate significance of being.


-- Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche 

https://quotes.justdharma.com/the-profound-significance-of-being/ 

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Falling in love with the universe ~ Chögyam Trungpa 

You can almost fall in love with the universe, with the general situation. At that point, there is no reference point to anyone or anything. It is just being in love, just appreciating your world. You don’t have to crank anything up. The main point is developing some kind of appetite for the universe, that everything is workable and lovable.


-- Chögyam Trungpa

https://quotes.justdharma.com/falling-in-love-with-the-universe/ 

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You are a wonderful manifestation ~ Thich Nhat Hanh 

You are what you want to become. Why search anymore? You are a wonderful manifestation. The whole universe has come together to make your existence possible. There is nothing that is not you. The kingdom of God, the Pure Land, nirvana, happiness and liberation are all you.


-- Thich Nhat Hanh

from the book No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life

https://quotes.justdharma.com/you-are-a-wonderful-manifestation-thich-nhat-hanh/ 

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“You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.” 


~Alan Watts

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/14968-you-are-a-function-of-what-the-whole-universe-is 


(i.e. You are not the ocean, not the wave, not both together, not neither. You are the Inseparability / Union of the two.)

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Remaining in the nakedness of ultimate reality ~ Dudjom Rinpoche

Take your stand on the ultimate practice of the heart essence — SAMSARA  AND NIRVANA ARE [both] THE [normal] DISPLAY OF [primordial] AWARENESS [or Buddha-nature, or Genuine Emptiness, or Rigpa]


Without distraction, without meditation, in a state of natural relaxation, constantly remain in the pure, all-penetrating nakedness of ultimate reality.


– Dudjom Rinpoche

from the book "Counsels from My Heart"

https://quotes.justdharma.com/remaining-in-the-nakedness-of-ultimate-reality-dudjom-rinpoche/ 

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Play of emptiness ~ Mingyur Rinpoche 

All thoughts, perceptions, and physical sensations (1st truth -- dependently co-arisen relatively functional impermanent appearances of the body / objects, speech / relations / actions & mind / subjects) are, according to buddhism, momentary expressions of the infinite possibility of emptiness (2nd truth -- emptiness of inherent existence; beyond all conceptualisation, discrimination, causality, matter-energy, space & time).

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(i.e. Inseparability (one cannot exists without the other), interdependence (one implies ==> the other), co-definition (one defines the other), co-dependence, co-emergence, co-evolution, co-cessation, harmony, non-duality / oneness, Union of the Two Truths. They are not different / separate / two / dual, not identical / united / one / non-dual, not both together, not neither; not existent, not non-existent, not both together, not neither, not this, not non-this, not both together, not neither ... They are themselves like a Union of being dependently co-arisen relatively functional appearances / tools <==> and being empty of inherent existence. They are both mental objects dependently co-arisen with the mind (subject) merely labelling / imputing them, like illusions / mirages / echos / dreams ...)


– Mingyur Rinpoche

https://quotes.justdharma.com/play-of-emptiness/ 

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Advice to ease the pain of the noble lady named Sönam Paldrön, a native of Ukpa Lung. -- Minling Terchen Gyurme Dorje 

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The alternation of thoughts

Of happiness and suffering, desire and aversion,

Is nothing more than the play

Of luminous emptiness and mind.

Without altering whatever arises,

Look at its nature,

And you will perceive it as great bliss.

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https://www.facebook.com/nyingma.teachings/photos/a.1513380358879408/2660337914183641/ 

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In the mandala of mahamudra ~ Chögyam Trungpa 

In the mandala of mahamudra

Shines moonlight, pure and all-pervading,

All apparent phenomena are the play of the mind.

All qualities are complete within the mind.


-- Chögyam Trungpa 

https://quotes.justdharma.com/in-the-mandala-of-mahamudra/ 

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Essence of all our experiences ~ Mingyur Rinpoche

Whatever we experience is in essence an expression 

of the fundamentally unlimited potential of our buddhanature.


– Mingyur Rinpoche

from the book "Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom"

https://quotes.justdharma.com/essence-of-all-our-experiences/ 

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[SURFING THE WAVES]

These appearances, whose nature is mind

And this mind, whose nature is emptiness

Are they not simultaneously arisen

Are they not the same non-entity


Each mind-moment of this unfolding continuum

Is but a speck of wind-blown foam

Lifted from atop a fleeting wave of consciousness

Breaking on a nameless cosmic shore


As they have arisen

So too are they set free


~ Ŧoƞpa Ɉoƞ

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=3911994665496025&set=a.477219758973550 

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A great cosmic song ~ 2nd Dalai Lama

The experience of the tantric yogi is like this:

The outer world is seen as a sacred mandala circle,

And all living beings seen as divine beings.

All experiences become transformed

Into blissful primordial awareness;

And all of one's actions become spiritual,

Regardless of how they conventionally appear.

Every sound that one makes

Becomes part of a great cosmic song.


– 2nd Dalai Lama

from the book "The Second Dalai Lama: His Life And Teachings"

https://quotes.justdharma.com/a-great-cosmic-song-2nd-dalai-lama/ 

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All This ~ Yeshe Tsogyal

What we understand to be phenomena

Are but the magical projections of the mind.

The hollow vastness of the sky

I never saw to be afraid of anything.

All this is but the self-glowing light of clarity.

There is no other cause at all.

All that happens is but my adornment.

Better, then, to stay in silent meditation.

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– Yeshe Tsogyal

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quoted in the book "Advice from the Lotus-Born"

translated by Erik Pema Kunsang

https://quotes.justdharma.com/all-this-yeshe-tsogyal/ 

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Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche – The View Brings a Smile

Once you have the View, although the delusory perceptions of samsara may arise in your mind, you will be like the sky; when a rainbow appears in front of it, it is not particularly flattered, and when the clouds appear, it is not particularly disappointed either. There is a deep sense of contentment. 


You chuckle from inside as you see the facade of samsara and nirvana; the View will keep you constantly amused, with a little inner smile bubbling away all the time.


– Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (as quoted in Sogyal Rinpoche’s the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying)

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Loving-kindness that is free from concepts is the union of loving-kindness and emptiness wisdom. It is free from the concepts of subjective and objective elaboration. There is no inflaming of sensations, as it is free from the duality of players and things to be played. At the same time, it is not a neutral state—some kind of spacing out, unconscious, sleepy, or limbo state—as it is the natural awareness state of the boundlessly awakened wisdom with the essence of loving-kindness.


-- Tulku Thondup

https://www.wayofbodhi.org/dilgo-khyentse-rinpoche-view-brings-smile/ 

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The Innate Beyond Subject And Object ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche 

Phenomena (objects) are the radiance of the innate absolute (Reality);

Mind's nature (subject) is the wisdom of the innate absolute (Reality).

The ultimate teacher - phenomena (objects) and mind (subject) merged in one taste (Union) -

Dwells naturally within myself. Ah ho! What a joy!


– Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

quoted in the book "The Tibetan Buddhism Reader"

https://quotes.justdharma.com/the-innate-beyond-subject-and-object-dilgo-khyentse-rinpoche/ 


(i.e. "Phenomena (objects) are the radiance (dependently co-arisen relatively functional appearances) of the innate absolute (emptiness);

Mind's nature (subject) is the wisdom (dependently co-arisen relatively functional mind with its thoughts) of the innate absolute (emptiness).

The ultimate teacher - phenomena (object) and mind (subject) merged (union) in one taste -

Dwells naturally within myself. Ah ho! What a joy!")

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A mere indescribable luminosity ~ Maitreya

If what appears to be apprehended does not exist by its very own essence apart from that which apprehends it, then what appears to be the apprehender does not exist either. The reason, here, is that the apprehender exists in relation to the apprehended, not in isolation. Therefore, awareness is devoid of both apprehender and apprehended, in all their various forms. Free from subject and object, by its very own nature awareness is a mere indescribable luminosity.


https://quotes.justdharma.com/mere-indescribable-luminosity-maitreya/ 

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Nothing to remove, nothing to add ~ Maitreya

Therein is nothing to remove (reject / negate / abandon / not-do in absolute terms)

And thereto not the slightest thing to add (accept / affirm / seek / do in absolute terms).

The perfect truth viewed perfectly

And perfectly beheld is liberation.


– Maitreya

Uttaratantra

quoted in the book "Finding Rest in Illusion: The Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1"

https://quotes.justdharma.com/nothing-to-remove-nothing-to-add-maitreya/ 

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"Clarity is a sense of being able to see into the nature of things as though all reality were a landscape lit up on a brilliantly sunny day without clouds. Everything appears distinct and everything makes sense. 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝘁𝗵𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗽𝗲."


"The mind is always moving, always processing new ideas, new perceptions, and new sensations. 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗷𝗼𝗯. Meditation is about learning to work with the mind as it is, not about trying to force it into some sort of Buddhist straitjacket."


"The most important thing is to learn how to rest your mind – to work with it instead of being worked by it."


-- Mingyur Rinpoche

https://mingyur.justdharma.com/quotes/ 

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Buddha-nature ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

If you want to know about buddha-nature, then Maitreya’s Uttaratantra Shastra is the text you have to study. It’s important to be careful when establishing the idea of buddha-nature, because otherwise it might end up becoming something like an atman, or a truly existing soul. The Mahayana shastras talk about the qualities of freedom, or elimination, such as the ten powers, the four fearlessnesses, the thirty-two major marks, the eighty minor marks, and so on. If you’re not careful, you might start to think about buddha-nature theistically — that is, in terms of the qualities of a permanent god, soul, or essence. But all these qualities talked about in the Mahayana shastras are simply qualities of the absence of dirt.


When we talk about the result of elimination, we automatically think we are talking about something that comes afterward: first there is elimination and then comes its effect. But we are not talking about that at all, because then we would be falling into an eternalist or theistic extreme. “Elimination” means having something to eliminate. But in the Prajnaparamita, we understand that 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗘 𝗜𝗦 𝗡𝗢𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗧𝗢 𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗘. And that is the big elimination. 


The result of that elimination isn’t obtained later. It’s always there, which is why it’s called tantra, or “continuum.” This quality continues throughout the ground, path, and result. The window continues from before the dirt was there, 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗜𝗥𝗧 𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆, and after the cleaning is complete. 


The window has always been free from the concepts of DIRT and freedom from DIRT. 


That’s why the Mahayana sutras say the result is beyond aspiration. You cannot wish or pray for the result of elimination, because it’s already there; it continues all the time, so there’s no need to aspire to it.


– Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

https://quotes.justdharma.com/buddhanature-dzongsar-khyentse-rinpoche/ 


(i.e. The "𝗗𝗜𝗥𝗧" is already pure & perfect here & now, already Buddha-nature, natural displays inseparable from our true nature / Mind. Realising its true nature is what "cleans / purifies" it.


The same of all of our (body / physical, speech / conceptual, mind / mental fabrications) x (individual, collective, cosmic) x (past, present, future) x (pure, impure), including our disturbing thoughts, our conceptualisation & dualistic tendencies, our conditioning / karma, the whole samsara and nirvana. All already pure & perfect, Buddha-nature, inseparable three kayas.


Nirvana is realising the true nature of samsara, of the karmic cycle -- not rejecting some things while accepting others; then we are not fooled by the empty-appearances anymore; free from them but not without them -- we can still use them as tools. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗯𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 ☯. Enlightenment is realising 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝘄𝗼 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝘀𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀.


The dirt and the mirror are inseparable.

The waves and the ocean are inseparable.

The mind's displays / luminosity and the Mind are inseparable.

The two truths are inseparable.

The three kayas are inseparable.

Conceptual opposites are inseparable.


Personally, I love playing in the "𝗗𝗜𝗥𝗧", surfing the "𝘄𝗮𝘃𝗲𝘀", living in this imperfectly-perfect world, singing & dancing with the cosmos. It is all Buddha-nature & dynamism.)

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′′ This variety of thoughts of desire and hate

they have us stranded in the ocean of cyclical existence.

As soon as it is realized that they lack intrinsic nature, 

everything turns into a land of gold, my son.

If you meditate on nature as-an-illusion

of phenomena as-an-illusion,

True Buddha as-an-illusion

will happen by the power of devotion."


-- Niguma

(interim translation by Lama Trinle Gyamtso)


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“This variety of desirous and hateful thoughts

that strands us in the ocean of cyclic existence,

once realized to be without intrinsic nature,

makes everything a golden land, child.

If you meditate on the illusion-like nature

of illusion-like phenomena,

actual illusion-like buddhahood

will occur through the power of devotion.”


~ Niguma

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