White Lotus wrote:i pose the following as a question since it is my experience. ignorant though i am on matters of Dzogchen.
awareness sees things as emptiness, but is awareness itself emptiness. or is it the speck in the empty circle. the only thing that truly exists?
taking the empty circle to mean emptiness (energy), if one can see this emptiness, surely that which sees is not emptiness. that which sees it is awareness.
it is awarenss of your natural state that taps into energy.
best wishes, Tom.
Everything have always been and will always be empty. Awareness is also empty.
"Usually we say that Dzogchen, sometimes called Ati Yoga, is a Dharma tradition
but actually it is just the state of one's mind, basically.
This unity of being empty and cognizant is the state of mind of all sentient beings.
There is nothing special about that. A practitioner should encompass that with "a
core of awareness." That is the path of practice. Again, "the unity of being empty
and cognizant with a core of awareness.""
"To reject practice by saying, 'it is conceptual!' is the path of fools. A tendency of the inexperienced and something to be avoided."