By Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Erik Pema Kunsang, Marcia Binder Schmidt
The lessons offered in As it truly is, quantity II are essentially chosen from talks given through the Dzogchen grasp, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, in 1994 and 1995, over the past years of his lifestyles. The unambiguous Buddhist conception of fact is transmitted in profound, uncomplicated language by way of one of many premiere masters within the Tibetan culture. Dzogchen is to take the ultimate consequence, the country of enlightenment itself, as direction. this is often the fashion of easily making a choice on the ripened fruit or the totally bloomed plants. Tulku Urgyen's method of speaking this knowledge used to be to evoke the person to their power and demonstrate the how to recognize and stabilize that potential. His distinct instructing type used to be widely recognized for its distinct directness in introducing scholars to the character of brain in a fashion that allowed speedy adventure. This publication deals the direct oral directions of a grasp who encouraged admiration, enjoy perform, and deep belief and self assurance within the Buddhist approach.
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The lessons awarded in because it Is, quantity II are basically chosen from talks given via the Dzogchen grasp, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, in 1994 and 1995, over the past years of his existence. The unambiguous Buddhist belief of truth is transmitted in profound, easy language via one of many optimum masters within the Tibetan culture.
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We do not ~7 •• It I• acknowledge our actual cognizant presence, and instead are always preoccupied by looking elsewhere, outside of ourselves. And we perpetuate this process continuously. " The secret key point of mind is that its nature is a self-existing, original wakefulness. To identify the key point we need to receive the pointing-out instruction, which tells and shows us that: "The nature of your mind is the buddha mind itsel£" Right now we are like the dim-witted person who lost himself in Asan To!
The normal mind thinks mainly in terms of being against something, being attached to something, or being simply dull and not caring about anything. This automatically creates negative karma, further perpetuating samsara. True virtue, real goodness, is created through recognizing our buddha nature, our natural state. Recognizing our own nature is itself the path of enlightenment. Not recognizing buddha nature is itself the path of samsara. There are these two roads. The basis for these two is the same: it is buddha nature.
But we know for certain that we are capable, that our capacity is not blocked but unconfined. While perceiving, mind essence is empty. While empty, we perceive. While hearing, the mind is empty; while being empty, we can still hear. In short, mind is the indivisible unity of empty cognizance. You can look for your mind for a billion years, and you will never find any concrete, material thing. It is empty, devoid of tangibility. Doesn't concrete or material mean that there should be an entity to see, hear, smell, taste or somehow take hold of?
As It Is, Vol. 2 by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Erik Pema Kunsang, Marcia Binder Schmidt