James Low & Simply Being

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Re: James Low & Simply Being

Postby MalaBeads » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:03 pm

Very much like his poetry. Inspiring.
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Re: James Low & Simply Being

Postby alwayson » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:09 pm

I should have known that.

I can't believe I forgot about the infamous Dzogchen mirror analogy. :cheers:

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Re: James Low & Simply Being

Postby heart » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:25 pm

"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: James Low & Simply Being

Postby Malcolm » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:37 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: James Low & Simply Being

Postby alwayson » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:03 pm

To be fair, I've seen Namdrol emphasize distinguishing rigpa and sems all the way back many years.

Even here, he told Adinatha about not using discursive thought as the path.

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Re: James Low & Simply Being

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Postby heart » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:17 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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Re: James Low & Simply Being

Postby heart » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:32 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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Re: James Low & Simply Being

Postby gad rgyangs » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:09 am

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: James Low & Simply Being

Postby Adamantine » Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:35 am

Contentment is the ultimate wealth;
Detachment is the final happiness. ~Sri Saraha

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Re: James Low & Simply Being

Postby florin » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:24 am

thoughts appear as a result of secondary causes but they also can be seen as a cause.
from outside they can be seen as anything but they are of the same essence as rigpa
they are an expression of rigpa but of the same essence

the single (real) cause for anything arising is rigpa
secondary causes give rise to thoughts
secondary causes are seen as illusory in their nature
and that which is illusory can only give rise to an illusion(or appears to give rise)
since they (thoughts )appear as an illusion their existence cannot be established and therefore we cannot talk about the distinction between rigpa and thoughts.
"Bow down to me for I thirst for an infinite ocean of blood, since the innumerable torrents of floods at kalpa's end that terrify all world systems do not even wet the tip of my tongue"

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Re: James Low & Simply Being

Postby heart » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:50 pm

"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: James Low & Simply Being

Postby Malcolm » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:40 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: James Low & Simply Being

Postby gad rgyangs » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:07 pm

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: James Low & Simply Being

Postby heart » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:23 pm

http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/rig_pa

vidya 1) rig pa, rig pa, rig pa intr. v.; to know, cognize, understand, see, be aware of. 2) intelligence, cognition, understanding, knowledge, insight. 3) intellectual reasoning, rationality, logic, philosophy, [intrinsically] real, reason, intellect, awareness, insightful; science 4) knowing, nondual mind, pure / sheer presence, awareness mind, wakefulness, intuitive awareness, intrinsic awareness, awakeness, immediate awareness. 5) noun. the knower / cognizer, mind [Syn shes rig. 6) Two of six/eight qualities describing the sangha. 7) in gnas 'gyu rig gsum - noticing. 8) mantra [RY]

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Re: James Low & Simply Being

Postby gad rgyangs » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:11 am

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: James Low & Simply Being

Postby Sönam » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:56 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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