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DHARMAKAYA, SAMBHOGAKAYA AND NIRMANAKAYA?

Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya And Nirmanakaya? Simple! Dharmakaya:     finding nothing – emptiness. Sambhogakaya: awareness of finding nothing – the brightness of clarity. Nirmanakaya:    the inseparability of the two – clear light – unconfined compassion. Why is this compassion? Because … Continue reading

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DHARMAKAYA, SAMBHOGAKAYA, NIRMANAKAYA

Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya, Nirmanakaya Doesn’t that sound mysterious? Nothing to do with you? When you look into the mind, not-finding an observer, that is Dharmakaya – emptiness. Being aware of not-finding an observer is Sambhogakaya – clarity. Nirmanakaya is the unity … Continue reading

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DZOGCHEN, MAHAMUDRA, SHUNYATA, DHARMAKAYA, ADVAITA … ?

Dzogchen, Mahamudra, Shunyata, Dharmakaya, Advaita … ? These are either attractive and mystical-sounding words, or they represent most ordinary aspect of reality in the infinite universe. These are simply Tibetan and Sanskrit terms for non-duality. The pure, uncontaminated emptiness of … Continue reading

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THE ILLUSORY NATURE OF EMPTINESS

The Illusory Nature of Emptiness Merely saying, “It is emptiness”, isn’t emptiness. We have to resolve this for ourselves, through direct experience. But who is doing the resolving? The word ’emptiness’ isn’t satisfactory for describing our pure essential nature. If we call it ‘shunyata’ … Continue reading

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PHRASEOLOGY, NOMENCLATURE, PARLANCE, TERMINOLOGIES

Phraseology, Nomenclature, Parlance, Terminologies can go over our heads and make us feel that we will never understand. 😀 😀 😀 ‘The indistinguishability of samsara and nirvana’…? ‘Thought and dharmakaya are a unity’…? It’s like this: Water and wetness are … Continue reading

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UNCERTAINTY IS THE KEY TO RECOGNISING PURE AWARENESS

Uncertainty is the Key to Recognising Pure Awareness If we think we are pure awareness, we have just come out of pure awareness. If there is uncertainty about pure awareness, merely be aware of that which is aware of that … Continue reading

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FINDING OUR SPIRITUAL CENTRE

Finding Our Spiritual Centre Our funny problem…. If we say we found it, it cannot be it…but we cannot deny that we have one. We have two realities – ultimate and conventional.The conventional looks for the ultimate and finds nothing.In … Continue reading

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THE BUDDHA WITHIN ‘ME’

The Buddha within ‘me’.  I am a Dharma student, who wishes to share experiences as they come along. At each step on the path, perception changes: we may use the same words, but the meaning refines. It is an ongoing … Continue reading

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WHERE DOES LOVE ACTUALLY COME FROM?

Where does love actually come from?  Love comes from joy.Joy comes from confidence.Confidence comes from knowing.Knowing comes from awareness.Awareness comes from recognisingpure essence.  Love is our Nirmanakaya aspect – manifestation.Awareness is our Sambhogakaya aspect – clarity.Essence is our Dharmakaya aspect … Continue reading

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THE TERMINOLOGY OF THE THREE KAYAS

The Terminology of Three Kayas If you are like me and get confused about terminology, this may help your confusion…I mean, clarify your confusion! The traditional names for our three enlightened qualities are dharmakaya, sambhogakaya and nirmankaya. These are known … Continue reading

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HOW DO I KNOW, I KNOW?

How do I know, I know? Language plays tricks. If we remove the word ‘I’ from this question, it now asks, “How does knowing know?” We then realise that there is only knowing that knows. There is no need (or … Continue reading

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CLARITY OF MIND v CLARITY OF ESSENCE

Clarity of Mind v Clarity of Essence.  To refine our understanding, we must know the distinction between mind and essence, otherwise we will be constantly caught up in a conceptual mental state. I can’t go too far in this discussion, … Continue reading

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E-MOTIONS

E-motions  First of all, I would like to say how much I truly appreciate all contributions – they are genuinely inspiring, and often leads in an interesting direction.  Yesterday, Rob (Crested Duck) mentioned that he thought we were energy and … Continue reading

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