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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.

Contemplation

Contemplation – the action of looking thoughtfully (vedome pozorne) at something for a long time – a kind of inner vision or seeing, transcendent of the intellect, facilitated by means of practices such as prayer or meditation – a content-free mind directed towards the awareness of Divinity as a living reality.

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.

Four Visions

The Four Visions (snang ba bzhi) of the Leaping Over (thod rgal) 1. The Vision of the Immediate Perception of Reality Itself (chos nyid mngon sum gyi snang ba) – Vajra Chains Awareness Vision 2. The Vision of Increasing Experiences (nyams gong ‘phel gyi snang ba) – Rainbow Lights, Buddha-Bodies Vision 3. The Vision of Čítať viac…

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. — At times visualize at Čítať viac…

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”, or unchanging, transparent awareness. 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 Čítať viac…

Samaya

The essence of Samaya in Dzogchen teaching: not to meditate or to practice something with the mind and yet never to be distracted, for one remains uninterruptedly in the self-perfection of the single state of rigpa or truth.

Shine

The practice of fixation, with or without a visible object, is equated with shamatha meditation (zhi-gnas), attaining a state of calm, according to the Dzogchen viewpoint. The practice of vision, whether with the empty sky or with sunlight as the support, is equated with vipashyana meditation, or higher insight (lhag-mthong).

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.