Kunga Lhadzom wrote:What do you think ? Is KNOWING you ARE consciousness (Awareness) Enlightenment ?
What do you think of this teacher : Christine Breese ?
Paul wrote:This whole 'you are Awareness' schtick that is appearing on the internet is getting old. It has nothing to do with Mahamudra and Dzogchen, which it is often sold as.
Paul wrote:For anyone who is interested, Mahamudra, Dzogchen and all other Buddhist teachings are still alive and well - and surprisingly easy to get access to. Moreso now than ever before in history, probably. There is no need for anyone to settle for New Age teachings from the internet.
Kunga Lhadzom wrote:Paul wrote:This whole 'you are Awareness' schtick that is appearing on the internet is getting old. It has nothing to do with Mahamudra and Dzogchen, which it is often sold as.
This is the first time I ever heard of it...I'm not into New Age stuff.
After reading Longchenpa Rabjams' [The Precious Treasury], I thought ALL was equal.
I know I am still confused.
I will talk to my teacher soon about this.
Paul wrote:Equal in what way?
Kunga Lhadzom wrote:So....................even what Breese says in her video, is the adornment of basic space...equal to everything else in The Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena.
Kunga Lhadzom wrote:Because everything is equally empty. All there is, is the spontaneous naturally occurring timeless AWARENESS....which is naturally Enlightened....and that is what we are.
Paul wrote:She is not in agreement with Longchenpa.
Astus wrote:Following the logic of the Brahmajala Sutta, these teachings - just like most of the other spiritual and religious doctrines - come from certain meditative experiences. So, instead of the common mindset people follow, some find for themselves an alternative consciousness to identify with. The eight dhyanas and the many heavens of the three worlds are all fine descriptions of these possible points of self-view. So we find that she talks about a playful god imagining everything. Well, there are such gods who just play around creating things for their own pleasure in Buddhist cosmology, they live on the second highest heaven of the desire-realm. A lot more serene and splendid than this human world. But it's not as good as the first dhyana and related heavens. And then, of course, nirvana is not like any heaven at all. Because as long as one finds a "perfect mind", a "divine consciousness", or anything similar, that is still attachment, that is still impermanent, the realm of samsara.
Kunga Lhadzom wrote:Have you read The Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena by Longchenpa Rabjam ?
I'm starting to feel a real need for direction and a teacher that can help me. I put off looking for any other teacher other than the
one I've had all these years....even though he dosn't teach anything...only when I ask him a question.....but I don't care about empowerments, initiations, ritual, etc anymore.....I rarely practice anything....I feel like a misfit.
Can Longchenpa be my teacher or do I need a living Dzogchen teacher ? Or can my Sakya teacher do the same thing for me that
ChNN can ?
Kunga Lhadzom wrote:Paul wrote:She is not in agreement with Longchenpa.
But Longchenpas says that EVERYTHING is the adornment of basic space, all form, sounds, color, taste, consciousness, thoughts,etc. And EVERYTHING IS EQUAL .
So there is no better teacher than another. Everything comes from(is), this timeless spontaneous presence (Awareness).
I never got excited about having a famous Dzogchen teacher.
Pure View is very important .
Anywho....I will certainly discuss this with my teacher....I just realized Longchenpa must be my teacher too....reading the Precious Treasury had a profound effect on me...unlike anything else I have read, then this woman Christine Breese also had a profound effect on me...the "Lord" works in mysterious ways
I feel I have "broken through" FINALLY ! Now to "maintain".
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