Monday, 30 September 2013

Emotional responses

"We are not wholly responsible for every aspect of our circumstances but we are entirely responsible for our emotional responses in each moment."

The Ten Paramitas, Khandro Déchen, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 23 September 2013

Beginninglessly enlightened

"We all have basic goodness because we are beginninglessly enlightened. We spend our lives naturally manifesting basic goodness – yet we suppress it with referentiality – attempting to prove to ourselves that we are solid, permanent, separate, continuous, and defined."

The Ten Paramitas, Khandro Déchen, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 16 September 2013

Falling in love

"Falling in love is gloriously unpredictable-and as such, presents us with a context in which to turn our fixed concepts inside out."

p102, Entering the Heart of the Sun and Moon, Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books Inc., 2010, 978-0965394833

Monday, 9 September 2013

Working with view

"Being able to work with view means opening yourself to seeing the five-fold expressions of duality as being the warp and weft of your life's experience."

p237, Spectrum of Ecstasy, Ngakpa Chögyam with Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 1997, 0-9653948-0-8

Monday, 2 September 2013

Dualism

"Dualism is the split between emptiness and form, existence and non-existence."

Seven Line Song, Ngak'chang Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia