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    DRZEEF
    DRZEEF --- ---
    Chokyi Nyima wrote:

    “Being free of thought is liberation.”

    A student asked Ramana when is one finally enlightened?

    Ramana replied “When there are no more thoughts.”

    Lama Thubten Gonpo Tsering:

    This.. silence.. of the mind. It is a gesture.. a first step. To awaken.. the spiritual heart has to open.. completely and properly. And only the Source, the Beloved.. can do this. If "we" try.. it will never happen properly. How to allow the Source to happen upon you? Relax completely.
    ❤ Smile sweetly.. your smile is an invitation. Relax. Smile. Feel.
    Not an emotion
    Nor imagination.
    Relax both.
    Relax and smile sweetly.. and experience a gentle sensation awaken in your chest. Relax more.. don't try or so anything. The smiling becomes natural.. effortless.
    Experience..and melt.❤
    Trust will come. The Source wants to do all the most wonderful things for you.. but.. if you are busy.. being "spiritual".. doing
    The Beloves will wait.. having the most profound respect..
    For your free will.
    So... relax. Smile. Let go.. relax more. Aware of the awakening sensation in the chest. Enjoy and be grateful.
    DRZEEF
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    A summary of the Base or Zhi in Dzogchen, our actual State:

    The Song of the Vajra

    Unborn, yet continuing without interruption, neither coming nor going, omnipresent, Supreme Dharma, unchangeable space, without definition, spontaneously self-liberating— perfectly unobstructed state— manifest from the very beginning, self-created, without location, with nothing negative to reject, and nothing positive to accept, infinite expanse, penetrating everywhere, immense, and without limits, without ties, with nothing even to dissolve or to be liberated from, manifest beyond space and time, existing from the beginning, immense dimension, inner space, radiant through clarity like the sun and the moon, self-perfected, indestructible like a Vajra, stable as a mountain, pure as a lotus, strong as a lion, incomparable pleasure beyond all limits, illumination, equanimity, peak of the Dharma, light of the universe, perfect from the beginning.

    Translation approved by Namkhai Norbu, from his book; The Crystal and the Way of Light
    DRZEEF
    DRZEEF --- ---
    How Soto Zen Works

    Dogen Zenji, the founder of the Japanese branch of Zen, taught a simple practice of sitting still in a posture of meditation.

    Zazen in Soto, is not a means to attainment or enlightenment; rather it’s considered the Buddha (you) has assumed this sitting posture. You simply sit in alert presence with no agenda and no daydreaming.

    Thoughts arise and disappear, images arise and disappear, insights arise and disappear, emotions arise and disappear, sensations arise and disappear, a sense of personal identity arises and disappears, perceptions arise and all are left as-is.

    But what is aware of all these appearances? We just sit in aware observance, without any mental engagement.

    Eventually the “background awareness” in which these inner and outer phenomena appear, becomes vividly present as that which doesn’t change amongst all the appearances coming and going. This background, observing awareness separates out from amongst all the appearances. The Buddha Mind shines in its own crystal clarity. Then true identity is known.

    You were always the unchanging background awareness, the knowing and cognitive aspect to which all phenomena appeared but never had actual contact with.

    In the Tibetan tradition they described this background awareness as being like an old grandfather sitting and watching the children play.

    The “background awareness” is the Buddha Mind which is differentiated from being the body, the subtle body, the mind, the personal self identity, thoughts, emotions, feelings, sensations and all phenomena.

    You are never in the “story” because you are none of the elements or people in any life story.

    The “background awareness” simply IS and is never NOT. There is no practice or study necessary since you are always only the “background awareness” in which all phenomena appear and disappear.
    DRZEEF
    DRZEEF --- ---
    You are Samantabhadra!

    Dzogchen’s main method and approach is to point out that each is a fully empowered Buddha in this moment, not in a future moment after a progression of purifying processes.

    You are energetically projecting your world, the landscapes and all experiences. This is the meaning of Kunje Gyalpo, the “All Creating Monarch”.

    The Dzogchen tantra, Kunje Gyalpo is all about “you”.

    You are creating mostly on the subconscious level and rarely consciously. As a result, you experience your own subconscious projections as though coming from some unknown source. You do this in order to “play the game”.

    This is accomplished by generating a “dumbed down” self as your game player “avatar”.

    Wake up people!
    DRZEEF
    DRZEEF --- ---
    The Mind of Clear Light is true identity; it’s not local, not personal and not individual. It’s the Dharmakaya.

    By simply relaxing into that aspect of consciousness which is “knowing and aware”, without ANY attention being paid to thoughts or sensory perceptions; the Mind of Clear Light will spontaneously appear. This is the essence of “taking rigpa as the path.”

    Lama Gendun on Nature of Mind:

    “The recognition of the nature of mind (rigpa, nirvana) is the only thing that we actually need –it has the power to liberate us from everything and to liberate all beings in the universe, too.”
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    "On the other hand, intrinsic awareness (rigpa) is the essence of the dharmakaya, forever “untouched” by the habitual tendencies emanating from nominal delusion. It does not depend as much as a hair’s breadth upon the meritorious two accumulations and traversing the path of liberation. In the knowledge of basic natural perfection, pure presence is reflexively released and thus is a result not generated from a cause.”

    "That spontaneously arisen pure presence, timelessly free of any blemish, abides in its own space as the buddha-potential of the dharmakaya. We must understand that it always stays in the space of the unconditioned essence."

    Rigtsal, Tulku Pema (2013-02-19). The Great Secret of Mind: Special Instructions on the Nonduality of Dzogchen (p. 219).

    From the Dzogchen root Tantra (scriptural text), Kunje Gyalpo:

    “The nature of enlightenment is that of space. There is no effort or achievement in space. Enlightenment, which is like space, will not come about for those who indulge in effort and achievement.”
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    DRZEEF
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    So in Dzogchen, we point out this ever-present Mind of Clear Light, co-existing within your samsaric mind-state. Then that and only that, becomes your path to itself. Only nirvana can lead to nirvana; only rigpa can reveal rigpa.

    The Buddha taught another method. He said you have to break-up all mistaken identities regarding who and what you conceived as being “you”. It’s actually a pointing out instruction.

    He said to negate all mistaken identities with the tool of “this is not me, not mine and not my identity”. You would apply this phrase to your physical body, your self-image, your personality, your thoughts, your mind, your intellect, your localized consciousness, your sense of “me”, your sense of being a soul or individual entity, and your subtle body of chakras or light body.

    These are all observable objects appearing to consciousness but none are what is perceiving them. You are that cognitive awareness through which all those objects are known, but which itself can’t be objectified.

    The Mind of Clear Light is true identity; it’s not local, not personal and not individual. It’s the Dharmakaya.

    By simply relaxing into that aspect of consciousness which is “knowing and aware”, without ANY attention being paid to thoughts or sensory perceptions; the Mind of Clear Light will spontaneously appear. This is the essence of “taking rigpa as the path.”
    DRZEEF
    DRZEEF --- ---
    You are Samantabhadra!

    Dzogchen’s main method and approach is to point out that each is a fully empowered Buddha in this moment, not in a future moment after a progression of purifying processes.

    You are energetically projecting your world, the landscapes and all experiences. This is the meaning of Kunje Gyalpo, the “All Creating Monarch”.

    The Dzogchen tantra, Kunje Gyalpo is all about “you”.

    You are creating mostly on the subconscious level and rarely consciously. As a result, you experience your own subconscious projections as though coming from some unknown source. You do this in order to “play the game”.

    This is accomplished by generating a “dumbed down” self as your game player “avatar”.

    What’s all that “stuff” out there? It’s your own subconscious potentials that continuously unfold into and as the current, conscious experience.

    Simply recognize who you already are!

    It’s amazing how good we are at convincing ourselves of our own weakness as being innocent or guilty victims, and never fail to blame “others” for our own self-sabotaging efforts that always go unnoticed.

    Wake up people!
    DRZEEF
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    Being Dharmakaya and the Ultimate Truth

    It’s always taught in Dzogchen, Mahamudra and Zen that one is actually only ever, the pure unchanging Dharmakaya; which never moves, never changes yet has the capacity to project various dimensions around itself, like dreaming. It projects the Sambhogakaya, Nirmanakaya and various dream states.

    The key here is to understand that “you”, as a Dharmakaya Buddha NEVER MOVE, NEVER REINCARNATE and never die; only your projected game player avatar “dies”, but it also is never reincarnated.

    When the physical body dies, “you” don’t exit or leave the dead body and travel elsewhere; rather you cease projecting the body/mind (avatar) and cease projecting the landscapes, people and objects your avatar seemed to inhabit.

    Reincarnation is when you as a Dharmakaya Buddha begin to project a new dream-like world and universe, inhabited by parents and a baby body coinciding at the exact place from which you are projecting. You subjectively project your own self as the baby. You then project that lifetime of people and landscapes from that perspective of being the baby who slowly “gets older”.

    As inhabiting the subjective projection of being that physical person (avatar), you likewise project your perceptions, mind and its contents.

    It’s as though you are a TV set that projects its tv shows on the exterior, surrounding you as the TV, instead of the tv shows appearing “within” the TV. Contemplate this image until understood.

    Your body, brain, mind, world of people, creatures and objects are all your own projection, like a surround sound movie, with you sitting at the center projecting a dream-like self (avatar) who is watching and participating in the movie.

    But again, you as the Dharmakaya Buddha, never move and are always outside of space and time, while projecting space, time and the movie surrounding you.

    Each person is a Dharmakaya Buddha projecting their own space, time, self and universe, yet our separate universes are all quantum “entangled” with each other’s. It’s that “entangled field”, which acts as our “common, shared ground”. The energetic relationships and characteristics of that “entangled field” are what become the “laws” of physics which hold true for us all equally; like gravity.

    However, to “us”, as our own projected avatars, it seems that the universe is either already here or that it comes from some Higher Power. In this case we are still projecting our universe, but unconsciously, in the avatar’s experience. A Buddha is a “Buddha”, when what was previously a subconscious creative projection, arising from an unknown source; the projection is now known as being one’s own. However, the personal avatar doesn’t realize this, it’s strictly a Buddha Wisdom.

    It’s this understanding that all the mystical traditions transmit; Buddha to Buddha, from time to time...
    DRZEEF
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    The Mind of Clear Light and Nirvana

    The Buddha taught that the remedy for our suffering, called “samsara”, is Nirvana. So the Buddha taught how we can recognize nirvana in direct, conscious experience.

    Dzogchen Atiyoga offers an immediate experience of nirvana, called “rigpa”. Rigpa is the knowing condition of our consciousness or awareness, when it experiences its primal nature, as the Mind of Clear Light.

    When the utter clarity and transparency of the Mind of Clear Light arises, it carries with it, its own self-knowing wisdom, exclusive to only being known when our ordinary deluded mind-state transforms into its primal nature as the Mind of Clear Light. Then we “know” our true cognitive nature as being nirvana.

    In Dzogchen we take the goal or result AS the path. We don’t use other path methods to “get to” nirvana step by step; we take ever-present nirvana itself as our path and exclusive method. This is the heart of the “instantaneous” or sudden path.

    When the Mind of Clear Light first arises, like the clouds in the sky parting, revealing an empty gap where the sun is experienced directly, there is an insight of something like “Oh my, this has always been present but not noticed!”.

    You don’t “see” the Clear Light, rather it’s recognized you ARE the Clear Light itself, rigpa; not the body, ego, “I”, self or mind.

    It’s like entering a new transcendental dimension, one that precedes time and space. It seems to co-exist with the “material” universe of 3D objects, yet pervading everything, everywhere without making contact with “materiality”. It’s the unchanging ground or cognitive, transparent space in which the universe appears.

    So first we experience ourselves as being the Mind of Clear Light, and simultaneously experience its infinitely vast transparent dimension as being ever-present.

    It’s not something newly created or generated, it’s a knowing and seeing the most subtle dimension of Being, nirvana or rigpa directly.

    There is no trace of self or thought there, it’s empty of all reference points other than its own utter clarity of fully awake awareness.

    So in Dzogchen, we point out this ever-present Mind of Clear Light, co-existing within your samsaric mind-state. Then that and only that, becomes your path to itself. Only nirvana can lead to nirvana; only rigpa can reveal rigpa.

    The Buddha taught another method. He said you have to break-up all mistaken identities regarding who and what you conceived as being “you”. It’s actually a pointing out instruction.

    He said to negate all mistaken identities with the tool of “this is not me, not mine and not my identity”. You would apply this phrase to your physical body, your self-image, your personality, your thoughts, your mind, your intellect, your localized consciousness, your sense of “me”, your sense of being a soul or individual entity, and your subtle body of chakras or light body.

    These are all observable objects appearing to consciousness but none are what is perceiving them. You are that cognitive awareness through which all those objects are known, but which itself can’t be objectified.

    The Mind of Clear Light is true identity; it’s not local, not personal and not individual. It’s the Dharmakaya.

    By simply relaxing into that aspect of consciousness which is “knowing and aware”, without ANY attention being paid to thoughts or sensory perceptions; the Mind of Clear Light will spontaneously appear. This is the essence of “taking rigpa as the path.”

    Lama Gendun on Nature of Mind:

    “The recognition of the nature of mind (rigpa, nirvana) is the only thing that we actually need –it has the power to liberate us from everything and to liberate all beings in the universe, too.”
    *********************

    "On the other hand, intrinsic awareness (rigpa) is the essence of the dharmakaya, forever “untouched” by the habitual tendencies emanating from nominal delusion. It does not depend as much as a hair’s breadth upon the meritorious two accumulations and traversing the path of liberation. In the knowledge of basic natural perfection, pure presence is reflexively released and thus is a result not generated from a cause.”

    "That spontaneously arisen pure presence, timelessly free of any blemish, abides in its own space as the buddha-potential of the dharmakaya. We must understand that it always stays in the space of the unconditioned essence."

    Rigtsal, Tulku Pema (2013-02-19). The Great Secret of Mind: Special Instructions on the Nonduality of Dzogchen (p. 219).

    From the Dzogchen root Tantra (scriptural text), Kunje Gyalpo:

    “The nature of enlightenment is that of space. There is no effort or achievement in space. Enlightenment, which is like space, will not come about for those who indulge in effort and achievement.”
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    “Natural great perfection, the essence of utterly lucid basic space, is naturally occurring timeless awareness. Since it involves neither cause nor effect, neither something to develop nor an agent to develop it, nor any attendant conditions, it is timelessly present such that its nature is like that of space."
    Longchenpa, “The Philosophical Systems” (p.305)

    Longchenpa:

    "Awareness (rigpa) abides as the aspect which is aware under any and all circumstances, and so occurs naturally, without transition or change."

    Dzogchen master Khenpo Gangshar wrote:

    "Simply rest naturally in the naked ordinary mind of the immediate present without trying to correct it or replace it. If you rest like that, your mind- essence will be clear and expansive, vivid and naked, without any concerns about thought or recollection, joy or pain. That is awareness ( rigpa )."

    Kalu Rinpoche: “Mind is poised in the state of bare awareness, there is no directing the mind. One is not looking within for anything; one is not looking without for anything. One is simply letting the mind rest in its own natural state. The empty, clear and unimpeded nature of mind can be experienced if we can rest in an uncontrived state of bare awareness...”

    Here is an ancient quote from a fundamental Great Perfection Tantra, or scriptural text, called the “The Heaped Jewels.” It completely summarizes the unique method of Dzogchen practice:

    “When anyone rests in the natural state without concentration, understanding manifests in that individual’s mind, without someone having to teach all the words by which the mind understands these meanings. As this understanding dawns in the mind, all that is non-manifest and all sensory appearances, which in themselves entail no concepts, are seen to be naturally pure”
    (From Longchenpa’s Precious Treasury, Padma Publications.)

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    No Self, No Problem

    Quotes of Tibetan Dzogchen teacher, Anam Thubten:

    “In Buddhism this is called no self. This is the only true awakening.”

    “As we begin to rest and pay attention, we begin to see everything clearly. We see that the self has no basis or solidity. It is a complete mental fabrication. We also realize that everything we believe to be true about our life is nothing but stories, fabricated around false identifications.”

    “Who is the one being angry or disappointed?” In such inquiry, inner serenity can effortlessly manifest.”

    “When all the layers of false identity have been stripped off, there is no longer any version of that old self. What is left behind is pure consciousness.”

    “... we come to this one powerful understanding, that ultimately there is no samsara to be rejected. There is no misery to be transcended. There is not even a self to be liberated. Everything is just our own concepts and nothing more. My misery, my enemy, my life, they are all my concepts. That’s it.”

    “We just get rid of all of our concepts, all of our painful concepts, whatever concepts we are having an affair with. We are always having an affair with concepts and there are plenty of them. Every concept has a story line. Think about it. “I am poor.” That is a concept. “I am stupid.” That is a concept. “I am a woman.” That is a concept. “I am a man.” That is a concept too. They are all concepts. “I don’t have enough money, but if I had a million dollars, then I would be happy.” That is a concept. They are all concepts. Get rid of them in a single moment without even taking the time to meditate, without taking the time to analyze them. Transcend all limiting concepts as soon as they arise.”

    “When the self completely collapses, there is this inexpressible, simple yet profound and ecstatic, compassionate awareness. Nobody is there. “I” is completely nonexistent in that place.”

    “The “I” who doesn’t like what is unfolding is completely gone and that is all that matters in the ultimate sense.”

    “When we try to get rid of it, it doesn’t work. It backfires because who is trying to get rid of it? There is nobody there in the ultimate sense.”

    “I remember a very short quote from a Buddhist teacher: “No self, no problem.” It is really short but true and very effective too.”

    “My ego is struggling. “Well, I want to be enlightened. I want to have that bliss that he is talking about right now. I want to feel good. I want to have rapture but it’s not there. Time is running out.”

    “There is struggle when we are meditating and there is struggle when we are not meditating, as long as the self is being perceived as real. When the self goes away, then we are already in paradise and there is nothing to do.”

    “Karma is actually nothing more than thought.”

    “Buddha taught this wisdom, and in his tradition it is called anatman, or “no self.” “

    “This old version of self is the sense of an “I” that believes that it is inextricably bound to conditions. For example, when we feel that “I am going to die, and it scares the daylights out of me,” that is the old version of self. We know that it seems real to all of us. It seems as real as the sun and moon in the sky, as real as the coffee table in front of us. But remember that we once believed in many things that we no longer believe are real. When we were children Santa Claus was real to many of us. How could anybody dare tell a child that Santa is not real? But one day we figured it out all by ourselves. We simply knew that Santa was not real and that he had never been real. When we realize that this old version of self is no longer real, then we are no longer bound to conditions. Death is no longer a terrorizing threat. We have literally transcended death. Our body might decay and collapse but that is not death to us. This deathlessness has nothing to do with the idea that our soul or mind keeps reincarnating again and again when we lose our body. Rather we know that our true nature is one with everything, so it goes beyond birth and death as well as beyond reincarnation. Does the sky die? Our true nature is one with the sky.”

    “When we suffer it means that we are attached to a thought. When we feel happy that means that we are experiencing another thought. The very sense of “I” is a thought too. The “I” that I believe to be so real and concrete doesn’t exist in the ultimate sense. It is just a thought.”

    “The only thing that we must transcend is our thoughts. Beyond our own thoughts there is no suffering. There is only thought. This is not simply theory. But what does it mean to transcend our thoughts? It simply means not to believe in our thoughts. When we don’t believe in our thoughts we are always awakened. When we believe in our thoughts we are unawakened.”

    “Look. Who is searching for enlightenment? If we bring about awareness in our mind right now, we see that it is the same “I” who searches for everything. Who is searching for fame? Who is searching for pleasure? Who is searching for a way to arrive at the truth? It is the same “I.” The “I” who is searching for enlightenment is the same “I.” This “I” is sometimes very holy and sometimes extremely nasty. You see, this “I” has a big closet filled with all kinds of masks. There are masks of being holy and masks of being quite sinister. The “I” who wants to wring somebody’s neck is the same “I” who is searching for enlightenment. You see, it’s all the business of “I.” There is no good “I.” There is no bad “I.” There is only one “I” and it’s called the ego. Ego is a mental construct, a fabrication. It has nothing to do with who we really are.”

    “In the ancient times, spiritual seekers used various methods to practice meditation. Yet, there is only one meditation. That is a state of nondoing. When we stop trying to get somewhere and let go of all of our inner exertions, surprisingly the ineffable truth reveals itself to us. Then that’s it. There is nothing else to be found. The realization of that truth sets us free from the prison of our imaginary self. When we go deeply into meditation, we always witness the dissolution of self. If the self is still sticking around, we have not gone deep enough.”

    “Trying to acquire enlightenment from the outside, from a very impressive teacher or from an exotic practice, is also an illusion. These are simply other ways ego uses to sustain its illusory reality.”

    “One of our biggest problems is the idea of death. Even that doesn’t exist because there has never been anybody there to die in the first place. This sense of “I” is a grand illusion. Life without this illusion is truly beautiful. Without this illusion we feel that we have much love and joy to share with everyone in the world.”

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    “There is no Dharma, There is no Buddha, And there are no sentient beings. There is no I. There is no self. There is nothing to take in or hold onto.”

    The Dzogchen, “Reverberation of Sound” Tantra


    Dzogchen master, Chokyi Nyima:

    “Thought is samsara. Being free of thought is liberation."
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    No One To Liberate

    It’s the thinking mind that conceives all the problems, negative states of mind and self identities.

    But that which knows of the presence of the thinking mind’s thoughts and evolutes, is itself unchanged awareness, not mind.

    That’s why any effort or thought to improve or better any condition through some kind of practice; only applies to the mind, but not to what you always are: pure, empty knowing awareness.

    Notice that you are the one that’s aware of all thoughts and negative emotional states, without any of them affecting your being aware of them in any way.
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    What actually is Ignorance?

    The only real ignorance, the single cause of samsara and personal suffering, is usually explained as not knowing your true nature.

    More direct, is to know that the one that “doesn’t know their true nature” is an imaginary someone.

    It’s like who you seem to be in a dream at night that doesn’t know it’s “just a dream”. That one doesn’t wake up and realize it was just a dream; it simply vanishes upon awakening.

    There was never anyone there who “didn’t know their own true nature”; both in a dream and in waking life. So even the “ignorance” wasn’t real. Who did the ignorance belong to? There isn’t even anyone to realize their true nature.

    It’s not that there was someone suffering due to ignorance, but rather the real ignorance was the belief that there ever was a real “someone” in the dream or existing in life as a real “me”.

    Other than merely thoughts “about” a “me”, what “me” is actually there? To whom should teachings be directed? Which entity exists to perform meditative practices?

    Diamond Sutra:

    SECTION XXV. THE ILLUSION OF SELF

    "Subhuti, what do you think? Let no one say the Buddha cherishes the idea: “I must liberate all living beings”. Allow no such thought, Subhuti. Why not? Because in reality there are no living beings to be liberated by the Buddha. If there were living beings for the Buddha to liberate, He would partake in the thoughts of selfhood, personality entity, and separate individuality."

    Also from the Diamond Sutra:

    "Yet when vast, uncountable, immeasurable numbers of beings have thus been liberated, verily no being has been liberated. Why is this, Subhuti? It is because no Bodhisattva who is a real Bodhisattva cherishes the idea of an ego-entity, a personality, a being, or a separated individuality."