Tag Archives: Shunyata

IN AND OUT OF NOW

In And Out Of Now Now is always present, whether we notice it or not Tulku Urgyen’s phrase describes the moment now as “spontaneous presence”. but what is spontaneous presence in actuality? We can say words such as Dzogchen, Mahamudra, … 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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THE DHARMA IS NOT OVER THERE

The Dharma Is Not Over There It is funny how, during practice, some insight may occur, usually as a subtle change in understanding. Take the words Ground, Path and Fruition. They are referred to as: Ground = our true nature … Continue reading

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VERIFYING PURE AWARENESS

Verifying Pure Awareness Verifying: to make sure Pure: nothing added Awareness: perception. When awareness (that’s what all sentient beings have) becomes aware of awareness, it finds only awareness. Finding nothing but awareness is known as emptiness or shunyata – that … Continue reading

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EXPERIENCE AND STILLNESS IS AWARENESS AND EMPTINESS

Experience and Stillness is Awareness and Emptiness  “Two birds sat in the self-same tree:one pecked of the fruitwhile the other sat and watched.”(the two truths)  From the highest point of view, we (as empty essence) use experience/awareness, to enjoy and … Continue reading

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TOO MUCH TALK ABOUT PURE AWARENESS!

Too much talk about pure awareness!  This is because pure awareness is all there is!  Precisely because we become more and more familiar with pure awareness, we experience in a different way, as our obscurations naturally drop away. We become … 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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UNDERSTANDING, RECOGNISING AND RESTING

Understanding, Recognising and Resting. Understanding is knowing. Recognising is awareness. Resting is Shunyata (emptiness).  No doing is involved. Merely understand, recognise and rest. In other words, look, see, drop! The pointing out instruction.  Understanding is knowing the nature of whatever … Continue reading

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BEING AWARE

Being Aware.  Our being is aware. The method to know this is: to be aware of awareness, and drop all speculation. At that moment of recognition, there is just awareness, pure awareness. There is no me, being aware: there is … Continue reading

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