Monday, 29 April 2013

Immutable Light

"If, at the moment the energy of the base manifests, one does not consider it something different than oneself and one recognizes one's own state as indivisibility of essence, nature, and potentiality of energy, the movement of energy self-liberates.

Understanding the essence that is the very nature of primordial enlightened intent, one finds oneself always in this state: this is called Samanthabadra or Immutable Light, this itself is the Primordial Lord, perfect in his original condition... Without color or form, beyond the limit of size, transcending the duality of abode and of someone dwelling therein, it is the immutable nature of the fourth time, beyond past, present, and future, the infinite space of self-perfection endowed with the five perfect conditions for the transmission of knowledge until the end of time.

This is the pure dharmakaya dimension, the essence of the vajra of clear light, that also contains the dimensions of sambhogakaya and nirmanakaya."

From the primary Dzogchen Tantra, Kunjed Gyalpo, ChNN

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Open Heart Prayer

I will open my heart now and let this Love be disclosed.

It can fly silently and land gently like a dove.
It can roar loudly and overwhelm everything like an ocean.
It can become potently coherent and focused, cutting precisely through anything, like a laser beam.
And I hope that my love, passing through innumerous possibilities, will always reach you in a most suitable and beneficial way.
I hope this love - now and always - will bring you that which is most needed and take away what needs to be taken away.
I pray that light rays of this formless, omnipotent love always most appropriately manifest my heart's best wishes for you.
May this love be your companion, lamp, shield or shelter if you ever need them.
May the bright light fill your heart completely.
May you feel growing abundance and freedom.
May the ever greater lightness and spontaneous perfection be your experience.
May you be always inseparable from this pure, incomparable bliss of soul union!

This is my heart's Prayer.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Luminous Hearts

Come in my silent garden and sit by wellspring.
Just sit and keep quite.
Let the thoughts and feelings settle down.
Keep sitting, immovable. Let the silence deepen.
Let the flame of consciousness burn unwaveringly.
Stay undistracted by whatever appears inside or outside of the body-mind.
Stay as one light, one torch of presence in unlimited open space of awareness.

Let your calm, luminous heart shine. Let its light spread in all directions, let it climb upwards and outside through the eyes.
Let the holy light of eternal soul regain that body and mind.
Let than light of the soul reunite with the primordial Light of all lights.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Cloudless Sky

“Now listen, fortunate one. Look without distraction at the
naked self-clarity of this present moment of awareness (rigpa).

Do not indulge your thoughts or try to rein them in.

Awareness cannot be spoiled by moral judgements or tainted by hope and fear. 
 It is clear, yet ungraspable; lucid, yet without inside or out; wide
open, but without slipping into a state of diffusion.

It is inherently radiant, yet cannot be identified. It is transparent, expansive,
and even. This naked state, just as it is, is the dharmakaya
itself-naturally luminous and unchanging.
Simply maintain recognition of this ungraspable self-radiance.
This is buddhahood, pure and pristine,
The dharmakaya of unchanging self-awareness, vivid,
vibrant, and clear, like a cloudless autumn sky.

Rest like a mountain, steady and immutable.
Rest like the ocean, still and clear.
 Rest like space, infinite in breadth.

However still your mind may be,
Rest in that as the state of awareness.

However your mind may manifest,
Rest in that as the radiance of awareness.

Motion and stillness are self-awareness,
Isolate their pure lucidity and rest.
Rest in the self-clarity of phenomena,
Which never waver from the state of awareness,
Just as birds can never escape space, wherever they may fly."
 The Third Dzogchen Rinpoche

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Trust in Mind

"The great way isn't difficult for those who are unattached to their preferences.
Let go of longing and aversion, and everything will be perfectly clear.
When you cling to a hairbreadth of distinction, heaven and earth are set apart.
If you want to realize the truth, don't be for or against.
The struggle between good and evil is the primal disease of the mind.
Not grasping the deeper meaning, you just trouble your minds serenity.
As vast as infinite space, it is perfect and lacks nothing.
But because you select and reject, you can't perceive its true nature.

Don't get entangled in the world; don't lose yourself in emptiness.
Be at peace in the oneness of things, and all errors will disappear by themselves.
If you don't live the Tao, you fall into assertion or denial.
Asserting that the world is real, you are blind to its deeper reality;
denying that the world is real, you are blind to the selflessness of all things.
The more you think about these matters, the farther you are from the truth.
Step aside from all thinking, and there is nowhere you can't go. Returning to the root, you find the meaning; chasing appearances, you lose their source.
At the moment of profound insight, you transcend both appearance and emptiness.
Don't keep searching for the truth; just let go of your opinions.
For the mind in harmony with the Tao, all selfishness disappears.
With not even a trace of self-doubt, you can trust the universe completely.
All at once you are free, with nothing left to hold on to.
All is empty, brilliant, perfect in its own being.
In the world of things as they are, there is no self, no non self.
If you want to describe its essence, the best you can say is "Not-two."
In this "Not-two" nothing is separate, and nothing in the world is excluded.
The enlightened of all times and places have entered into this truth.
In it there is no gain or loss; one instant is ten thousand years.
There is no here, no there; infinity is right before your eyes.
The tiny is as large as the vast when objective boundaries have vanished;
the vast is as small as the tiny when you don't have external limits.
Being is an aspect of non-being; non-being is no different from being.
Until you understand this truth, you won't see anything clearly.
One is all; all are one. When you realize this, what reason for holiness or wisdom?
The mind of absolute trust is beyond all thought, all striving,
is perfectly at peace, for in it there is no yesterday, no today, no tomorrow."

Poem by Hsin Shin Ming

Monday, 1 April 2013

Untying knot of space

"Wherever Awareness seems to locate itself is only a knot of space tied within space.
Untie the knots of experiences
and the Nature of Experiencing itself
is clear.
The emptiness of all forms
is only Awareness.
The fullness of all forms
is only Awareness.
You are only Awareness.
No strategy of mind
toward any experience whatsoever
can lead to freedom.
Self-image will conceive of this
easy and Perfect Path
as an ordeal and journey.
In truth,
it is easier than snapping your fingers
or opening your eyes:
Do not follow and become
the forms of attention."
Anzan Hoshin Roshi