Monday, 25 May 2009

Symbols of ourselves

"We all question our lives at certain moments. This is somewhat unavoidable. Our beginningless enlightenment continually sparkles though, and causes us the irritation of wanting to question what is going on. This happens at various junctures in our lives; and when it does, we are confronted with the inconvenient fact that we are somehow symbols of ourselves. We're not completely certain that we're the real thing."

p93, Wearing the Body of Visions, Ngakpa Chögyam, Aro Books, 1995, 1-898185-03-4

Monday, 18 May 2009

Our complexity is merely a distortion of the energy of enlightenment

"If we are able to enter the empty state, then the complexity of the khyil-khor replaces the complexity of our unenlightenment. We replace the convoluted patterns of our frustration with the khyil-khor's shimmering irridescence. It's at this brink of experience that we realise something outlandishly potent: our complexity is merely a distortion of the energy of enlightenment. It is then that the appearance of the khyil-khor becomes a transformative experience."

p69, Wearing the Body of Visions, Ngakpa Chögyam, Aro Books, 1995, 1-898185-03-4

Monday, 11 May 2009

The Limitless Pattern of Creation and Destruction

"We exist in continual flux. We move, and are moved, in the dance of appearances - in the limitless pattern of creation and destruction. The perceptible and imperceptible seem to make each other a mystery."

p47, Wearing the Body of Visions, Ngakpa Chögyam, Aro Books, 1995, 1-898185-03-4

Monday, 4 May 2009

Tantra is constantly performing itself

"Because Tantra is constantly performing itself; in us; through us; and around us - we can either acknowledge it, by taking hold of the bare electric cables of existence and non-existence, or; try to pretend, as hard as possible, that it's not happening."

p29, Wearing the Body of Visions, Ngakpa Chögyam, Aro Books, 1995, 1-898185-03-4