Monday, 30 April 2012

True love

"True love (that is to say, being 'ïn-love' with another person), in its essence, is centreless recognition of khyil-khor; and the practice of shinè is what gives us a feel for this view."

p108, Spectrum of Ecstasy, Ngakpa Chögyam with Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 1997, 0-9653948-0-8

Monday, 23 April 2012

Each of the five elements

"Each of the five elements is an expression of being. Each element is associated with a colour and a Tantric symbol. They are connected with seasons, times of day and with cardinal directions."

p109, Spectrum of Ecstasy, Ngakpa Chögyam with Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 1997, 0-9653948-0-8

Monday, 16 April 2012

Our dualistic ugliness

"Our dualistic ugliness is laid bare by the light of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, but so is our sparkling nondual beauty."

p227, Spacious Passion , Ngakma Nor'dzin, Aro Books worldwide, 2010, 978-1-898185-07-9

Monday, 9 April 2012

Approaching emptiness

"We can approach emptiness by learning to control our responses to perception through mindfulness and self-discipline."

p141, Spacious Passion , Ngakma Nor'dzin, Aro Books worldwide, 2010, 978-1-898185-07-9

Monday, 2 April 2012

The Measure of One's Purity

"The measure of one's purity is in the capacity to be kind and sensitive, to be willing to put ourselves out to help others, and to respect and appreciate the lifestyle and opinions of others in the real world."

p125, Relaxing into Meditation, Ngakma Nor'dzin, Aro Books worldwide, 2010, 978-1898185178