Dzogchen in English

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Postby Sönam » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:17 pm

By understanding everything you perceive from the perspective of the view, you are freed from the constraints of philosophical beliefs.
By understanding that any and all mental activity is meditation, you are freed from arbitrary divisions between formal sessions and postmeditation activity.
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The best meditation is no meditation

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Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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Postby dzogchungpa » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:03 am

Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby udawa » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:47 am

Edwards: You are a philosopher. Dr Johnson: I have tried too in my time to be a philosopher; but, I don't know how, cheerfulness was always breaking in.

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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby oldbob » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:13 am

:stirthepot:
All great posts from the heart, with lots of good words about Dzogchen sources.

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=10324&p=130297#p130297

Some great words about Dzogchen, but you have to wade through the academia: it's worth it.

Also,

http://www.amazon.com/As-Vol-Tulku-Urgy ... s=as+it+is

http://www.amazon.com/dp/9627341398/ref ... _ti_sims_2

The Crystal and the Way of Light, by ChNNR is my favorite overview of Dzogchen.

http://www.amazon.com/Crystal-Way-Light ... y+of+light

Good reading.

ob

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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby heart » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:26 am

"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
~Kurt Vonnegut

"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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The Excellent Chariot

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Postby Yudron » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:10 pm

There is also the Lam Rim Yeshe Nyingpo, translated as Light of Wisdom vols. 1 - 4
The Spacious Path to Freedom by Karma Chagme
Naked Awareness by Karme Chagme
all available over-the-counter.

The current best translation of the Yeshe Lama of Jigme Lingpa (Light of Berostana) is restricted, as is the Neluk Rangjyung of Dudjom Lingpa (poorly translated edition: Vajra Heart.)

But every major cycle (such as the Nam Chak Putri, the Khandro Thukthig, the Throma Nagmo in the Dudjom Tersar) has a complete creation and completion stage--you merely need to be actually practicing under a wisdom guru who holds the appropriate lineage to receive the parts that are appropriate for you.

A good lama will go through the text line-by-line with you, clarifying the subtleties that are present in the Tibetan that are lost in translation. The language of Dzogchen is so beautiful, poetic and technical at the same time.
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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby Pero » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:10 pm

Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
- Shabkar

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Re: Dzogchen in English

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"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
~Kurt Vonnegut

"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby Pero » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:38 pm

Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
- Shabkar

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Re: Dzogchen in English

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"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
~Kurt Vonnegut

"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby Yudron » Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:52 pm

I didn't know there was a vol. five coming, and I had forgotten there was no three. My goodness, that translation project is taking a long time! You can find Vol. 4 here and there.
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Re: Dzogchen in English

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"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
~Kurt Vonnegut

"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby Pero » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:17 pm

Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
- Shabkar


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