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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 Who’s aware 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.

Dharmakaya

Naked and aware emptiness.

Difference

Mahamudra and Dzogchen Differ in words but not in meaning. The only difference is that mahamudra stresses mindfulness, While Dzogchen relaxes within awareness.

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, Empty

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

Essence of mind

Nature of mind is the base of everything, empty and pure with clarity. Shunyata, the state of empty-ness, 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…

Four Ways of Cutting Through Thoughts

From the Instruction Manual for the Ground of Tregcho To rest in the state of empty and luminous awareness is known as the ground of cutting through. Now, do thoughts occur during this state of stillness? Is there stillness while the thoughts occur? There are thoughts during the state of stillness, and there are four 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. —

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.

Maha-Ati

Maha-Ati refers to Atiyoga or to higher tantric yanas (Mahayoga, Anuyoga, and Atiyoga). Maha-Ati teachings may be complex, but they are in fact simple, pure, and immediate.

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

The tantric nyingthik tradition contains Zen-like practices of formless meditation and exercises that cultivate spontaneous visions of buddhas. Main practice consists of – Trekchö “break through”, recognizing rigpa – Tögal “leap ahead”, spontaneous presence which is the stabilization of rigpa and compassionate action.

Meditation

In Dzogchen it is simply resting undistracted in natural state. It is free from all mental constructions, while remaining fully relaxed, without any distraction or grasping. How we know when it is rigpa and when it is not? If you are in an unaltered state, it is rigpa. If not contriving or manipulating the mind Čítať viac…

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 (not only in semde). Look at the gap between thoughts while 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 Nirvana is the extinction of all concepts. It is total freedom.

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.

Presence

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Present / Mindful / Awareness

Present: The present time is associated with the events perceived directly and in the first time, not as a recollection or a speculation. It is a period between the past and the future. Mindful: Focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Awareness: Being conscious Čítať viac…

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 awareness. Open/panoramic/direct 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; 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. If it seems to not meditate, read again.

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).

Stillness, Occurrence, Awareness

According to the oral instructions of the realized ones, leave out various logical investigations. Stillness is when you look into your mind, direct yourself inward, and remain devoid of any kind of thinking. Occurrence is when various kinds of thoughts arise. Awareness is your mind being conscious of either of these. There is nothing easier Čítať viac…

Transcending samsara

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

Vacant state

Most esoteric traditions agree that thoughts themselves are not the enemy. On the other hand, when we are thinking, awareness is dulled and confused.     The vacant state of not thinking of anything     Is itself the cause of ignorance and confusion. But there is a thought-free knowing (rigpa) that is totally open like a Čítať viac…

Vajrayana

This vehicle teaches the practices of taking the result as the path, also known as Secret Mantra.

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).

Yangti

The Yangti Nakpo “The Single Golden Letter of the Black Quintessence” is a cycle of Dzogchen teachings that includes practices focusing on dark retreat.