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The white Tibetan letter A is the symbol of Shunyata and of primordial wisdom. Dzogchen Terms

Attitude

Awareness, Non-judging, Patience, Relaxed Mind, Integration, Presence, Non-striving, Acceptance, Nonduality, Letting Go, Beyond Mind.

Awareness

The awareness (pozornosť) of natural perfection is everywhere, its parameters beyond indication, its actuality incommunicable; the sovereign view of natural perfection is the here-and-now, naturally present without speech or books, irrespective of conceptual clarity or dullness, but as spontaneous joyful creativity its reality is nothing at all. — Natural Perfection, Longchenpa’s Radical Dzogchen Intrinsic Awareness Čítať viac…

Bodhichitta

Relative Bodhichitta is a state of being awake, tender, and genuine. The Sanskrit term bodhi means “wakefulness” (bdelosť). The ground of nonthought is Absolute Bodhichitta.

Buddha Nature

The nature of mind, synonym for ‘buddha nature’ or Dzogchen, or the potentiality of vajra in vajrayana. It should be distinguished from ‘mind’ (sems), which refers to ordinary discursive thinking based on ignorance. ‘Mind Essence’ is the basic space from and within which these thoughts take place.

Clear Light

The fundamental innate mind of clear light is considered to be the nature of mind, or the root of consciousness.

Dzogchen

Dzogchen – Great Perfection; the state of contemplation beyond the mind; mental processes not conditioning awareness. Dzogchen is about resting in the “primordial state of pure awareness”. The term also derives from the “highest perfection” of the Vajrayana practice after the visualization of the deity and the mantra recitation is dissolved and one rests in Čítať viac…

Emptiness

Without thoughts Who’s aware of emptiness? Teravadian: Not me Mahayanain: Compassion Tantric: Bliss Madhyamakain: Emptiness Dzogchenpa: Awareness

Empty

Without thoughts

Essence of mind

Nature of mind is the base of everything, empty and pure with clarity. Shunyata, the state of emptiness, is the very essence of the mind.

Great Perfection

Dzogchen

Ground

In Dzogchen ground is the primordial state. It is an essential component of the Dzogchen tradition. Knowledge of this Ground is called rigpa. Beings are trapped in samsara by not recognizing the ground.

Guruyoga

“Guru” means teacher, “yoga” means having knowledge or understanding of one’s own authentic state, the essential condition in which there is nothing to change or modify. We are not judging and thinking. This is the state of the guru. Guruyoga is, then, the main element in the practice of Dzogchen.

Kadag

Primordial purity

Lhundrub

Spontaneous presence

Luminosity

Emptiness and Luminosity Shamatha-vipashyana is sometimes referred to in vajrayana terms as the indivisibility of emptiness and luminosity. Emptiness is connected with shamatha, we try to avoid discursive thoughts. Luminosity is connected with vipashyana. It means seeing brightly and clearly. By means of luminosity, awareness begins to pick up what needs to be done.

Main Point

In the mahayana, everything depends on attitude, and everything is done with diplomacy. But in vajrayanna, you cut thoughts abruptly, on the spot. You do not even take an attitude. You just do it. It is very direct and precise. Right away—bang, bang, bang, on the spot. There is no particular way to do it. Čítať viac…

Main Practice

Main practice consists of – Trekchö “break through”, recognizing rigpa – Tögal “leap ahead”, spontaneous presence which is the stabilization of rigpa and compassionate action.

Natural State

Natural State – we are totally aware and relaxed. The Natural State is not just but also the dissolving of thoughts. Just leave everything as it is and thoughts will dissolve by themselves. This state of presence or immediate awareness is the Natural State. — This is the Natural State, the state of knowledge, the Čítať viac…

Nirvana

Bhagawan Vajradhara! Please explain to us the meaning of ‘nirvana’. The Teacher replied: Best Beloved, listen to this! We shall explain to you the meaning of nirvana. Nirvana is essentially unlocatable all-inclusive awareness. — Everything is Light, p.219

Nondualistic

Nondualistic – vajrayana insight: it is insight that is free from thinking about something else, free from perceiving the other. In other words, it is nondualistic; it is just direct perception.

Open Awareness

Open awareness – rigpa – is the heart of all Dzogchen practices.

Principle

Devotion and Pure Perception that lead beyond confusion to thought-free wakefulness. Devotion towards the Natural State.

Rigpa

Rigpa is the knowledge of the ground. Pure open/panoramic awareness; naked/empty vision. A Tibetan word meaning the “essential nature of mind”. Question: Can there be thinking during Rigpa (Buddha Mind)? Answer: It is essential to resolve the fact that there is no namtog (thought) whatsoever in the state of rigpa; it is impossible. A hair Čítať viac…

Transcending samsara

In the mahayana, transcending samsara means to do good, whereas in vajrayana, transcending samsara means play.

Vajrayana Insight

Vajrayana Insight: it is insight that is free from thinking about something else, free from perceiving the other. In other words, it is nondualistic; it is just direct perception.

Vajrayana Magic

We are not talking about magic in the style of a conjuring magician on the stage, but we are talking about fundamental magic. Out of that comes vajrayana magic, which is that we are able to cut our thoughts abruptly and directly. On the spot! Cutting thoughts is the first way of blowing up the Čítať viac…

Vajrayana sayings

Vajrayana sayings: – Rigpa Free from Sem – Buddha without Breath (insight without mind) – Meditation without Thought, but Luminous (beyond just emptiness).