Rigpa vs. Nature of Mind

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Re: Jes Bertelsen?

Postby wisdom » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:30 pm

Am I the only one who doesn't take everything Greg says as a personal attack? Half the time I don't even think hes being serious, just making light hearted jokes about how ridiculous we all can be here at DW.

At any rate, Malcolm, is it appropriate to consider Rigpa the dynamic manifest potential of awareness and hence this is why it has many names? Since knowledge of the true nature of mind itself increases ones potential not only to further realize it, but to further manifest it, it seems that Rigpa is the "powerhouse" behind further subsequent realization and also that which shines its knowledge on others in order to help lead them on the path. It seems that it is the crux through which realization is further realized and through which it is further expanded into ones external reality for the benefit of all beings.

As analogy, Rigpa is like the Sun in the Sky of Dharmata? Shining its light equally on all things and on the nature of awareness itself? (Since in reality we cannot see the sky without the Sun, its the suns light that makes the blue sky apparent).

Thank you in advance for any response you might give!

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"Although my view is higher than the sky, My respect for the cause and effect of actions is as fine as grains of flour."
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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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"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Jes Bertelsen?

Postby Grigoris » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:50 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: Jes Bertelsen?

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"Although my view is higher than the sky, My respect for the cause and effect of actions is as fine as grains of flour."
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Re: Jes Bertelsen?

Postby Malcolm » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:08 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Jes Bertelsen?

Postby Barney Fife » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:25 pm

Does it sound reasonable to ask a moderator to step in and remove the recent personal stuff, just leaving the comments that are about the teachings, practice, and topic? This is a quite an interesting thread with so many good contributors, it seems a shame to muddy the waters with things that are not about the discussion underway.

thanks,

b.f.

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:focus:
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Detachment is the final happiness. ~Sri Saraha

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Postby heart » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:34 am

"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
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"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: Jes Bertelsen?

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"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: Jes Bertelsen?

Postby Malcolm » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:39 am





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Jes Bertelsen?

Postby Arnoud » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:41 am

Malcolm,

Would you mind explaining the difference?

THanks, C

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Re: Jes Bertelsen?

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa


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