Tag Archives: The Two Truths

THE ESSENCE OF DZOGCHEN

The Essence of Dzogchen Dzogchen is a Tibetan word for ‘the great perfection’, and the ‘great perfection’ is simply pure consciousness/empty awareness. In Sanskrit’ it is called Maha Ati. If any more is said about this, it will just sound … Continue reading

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BUDDHISM IS …

Buddhism Is … … recognition … and the realisation of that recognition. All appearances are temporary occurrences in the churning-mind-machine. Consciousness recognises these appearances, and realises that are they recognised by virtue of consciousness itself. We are that consciousness. Through … Continue reading

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CARELESS MINDS

Careless Minds Our mind wanders: it collects ideas, replays and projects. In this state, it is a mischief maker, a gossip, an intruder. It entertains … but whom? The watcher. Contagious mind distracts our enlightened nature. These ideas become a problem … Continue reading

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THE UNITY OF OPPOSITES

  The Unity Of Opposites Although our being is pure, divine essence, we don’t notice what we are because of ignorance. As a result of this lack of awareness, we took embodiment in a physical body. However, it is precisely … Continue reading

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TIBETAN BUDDHISM

Tibetan Buddhism To practice Tibetan Buddhism is to realise our true nature of pure awareness, to recognise the obstacles that prevent the realisation of that true nature, and to acknowledge that these very same obstacles are the path to realising … 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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FIRST THERE IS A MOUNTAIN

First there is a mountain.   First there is a mountain. Then there is no mountain. Then there is.   This illustrates the two truths. First, we see a beautiful mountain: that is relative truth. Then we study, and realise … Continue reading

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THE TWO TRUTHS

The Two Truths.  To understand the Dharma – and our existence – we must understand our two sides: relative and ultimate. If it helps to see this a body/mind and spirit, that’s fine. Westerners come some sort of theistic or … Continue reading

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