Monday, 30 June 2014

Alternating pleasure and irritation

"Living as we do with alternating pleasure and irritation prompts us to evolve different styles of approaching life."

p3, Spectrum of Ecstasy, Ngakpa Chögyam with Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 1997, 0-9653948-0-8

Monday, 23 June 2014

Letting go of our reluctance

"When we realise that we cannot relate to emptiness through the process of duality it becomes easier to consider letting go of our reluctance to dive into the ocean of direct experience."

p17, Spectrum of Ecstasy, Ngakpa Chögyam with Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 1997, 0-9653948-0-8

Monday, 16 June 2014

The more we throw outselves at life

"The more we throw ourselves at life in an attempt to feel real, the more pain we tend to inflict on ourselves."

p5, Spectrum of Ecstasy, Ngakpa Chögyam with Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 1997, 0-9653948-0-8

Monday, 9 June 2014

How we view things

"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

Monday, 2 June 2014

A compassionate view

"One cannot reach the empty state through control; one has to have a compassionate view of what is happening."

Compassion, Ngak'chang Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia