Monday, 26 January 2015

Non-dual anger

"Non-dual anger is unconditioned clarity. It is displayed by the brilliance and calmness of water. The undisturbed surface of water perfectly mirrors the sky. The crystal clarity of undisturbed water seems incapable of bias or distortion. When water is clear it is barely visible - it seems to possess only the dimensionless reflective quality of its surface."

p135, Spectrum of Ecstasy, Ngakpa Chögyam with Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 1997, 0-9653948-0-8

Monday, 19 January 2015

Paradox

"Paradox is the heart of Tantric understanding, and once we being to get a taste for what it means at an experiential level the amazing world of what we actually are starts to open up to us.

p42, Spectrum of Ecstasy, Ngakpa Chögyam with Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 1997, 0-9653948-0-8

Monday, 12 January 2015

Opening to the nondual

"Vajrayana is not ‘an answer’ or ‘an antidote’ – it is an endless process of opening to the nondual texture of existence. It is the coalescence of energy in the rich moment-by-moment frisson of vajra-romance. It is the infinite sequence of fleeting forms which constitutes the flow of our lives."

p57, Entering the Heart of the Sun and Moon, Ngakpa Chogyam and Khandro Dechen, Aro Books Inc., 2010, 978-0965394833

Monday, 5 January 2015

Knowledge of Vajrayana is intrinsic

"Knowledge of Vajrayana is intrinsic to human beings – not in the sense of complex symbolism and elaborate colourful mystical motifs, but in the sense that Vajryana is our condition. Vajrayana is our condition, in the sense that Vajrayana is the thread of continuity which runs through every aspect of what we are."

p68, Entering the Heart of the Sun and Moon, Ngakpa Chogyam and Khandro Dechen, Aro Books Inc., 2010, 978-0965394833