Monday, 26 July 2010

Experience directly

"Meditation enables us to sidestep the bureaucracy of rigid intellectual processes and experience ourselves directly. "

p2, Roaring Silence, Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Shambhala, 2002, 978-1570629440

Monday, 19 July 2010

Invaded by Padmasambhava

"Vajrayana disciples in every place and time commit themselves to being spiritually invaded by Padmasambhava."

p66, Dangerous Friend, Rig’dzin Dorje, Shambhala, 2001, 978-1570628573

Monday, 12 July 2010

Natural Condition

"The natural condition of the individual is characterized by immediacy of presence within whatever is experienced."

p33, Spectrum of Ecstasy, Ngakpa Chögyam with Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 1997, 0-9653948-0-8

Monday, 5 July 2010

Perception

"Our perception and field of perception are mutually self-creating. What we see incites a reaction which influences how we see it. How we view things changes how they are."

p31, Spectrum of Ecstasy, Ngakpa Chögyam with Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 1997, 0-9653948-0-8