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matthias

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Heart Advice from Dudjom Rinpoche
« on: September 04, 2009, 01:28:52 AM »
His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche was one of hte greates Dzogchen masters of hte last century, his words contain alot of blessings....and alot of clarifacations for the meditator...I think what I will post here is also very very interessting for someone who follows bhagawans teaching..so I post it here

it is from a section that is called "Nectar for fotunate dicsciples hearts"

it starts with a short explanation of guruyoga, wich is a tibetan practice and therefor I will not tlak about it here.....

and then continues with some interessting words about meditation

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To be settled in the state of naturalness, this fresh knowing
Uncontived and unaltered, is luminous naked awereness.
When thoughts arise within that nature,
recognize them on arising, and relax within that recognition.
Their arising and liberation occur simultaneously, like a drawing on the
waters surface.

When thoughts do not arise, that is non-meditation free from thoughts.
Emptiness, beyond meditator and object of meditation,
is called ultimate wisdom present from the beginning.
Give up hope and fear; hold to the natural state of awereness.

Thoughts are delusion; stop following after them.
Hope and fear are obstacles, dont go to greet them.
If you can rest within the nature that is beyond intellect and activity,
You will definitely discover the dharmakaya in your own heart.



its hard for me to give a good explanation of hte dharmakaya...I will look in wikipedia:

The Dharmakāya (lit. Truth Body or Reality Body) is a central concept in Mahayana Buddhism forming part of the Trikaya doctrine that was possibly first expounded in the Aṣṭasāhasrikā praj├▒ā-pāramitā (The Perfection of Insight In Eight Thousand Verses), composed in the first century BCE. It constitutes the unmanifested, 'inconceivable' (Sanskrit: acintya) aspect of a Buddha out of which Buddhas and indeed all 'phenomena' (Sanskrit: dharmas) arise and to which they return after their dissolution. Buddhas are manifestations of the Dharmakaya called Nirmanakayas. Unlike ordinary unenlightened persons, Buddhas (and arhats) do not die (though their physical bodies undergo the cessation of biological functions and subsequent disintegration). In the Lotus Sutra (sixth fascicle) Buddha explains that he has always and will always exist to lead beings to their salvation. This eternal aspect of Buddha is the Dharmakaya. The Dharmakaya may be considered the most sublime or truest reality in the Universe corresponding closely to the post-Vedic conception of Brahman.

hope this was of help for someone...

good night
matthias


 

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Re: Heart Advice from Dudjom Rinpoche
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2009, 05:22:52 PM »
Dear matthias,

Excellent.  It appears to me that Brahma Jnanis copy from
each other's note book!  But unlike the school boys who sit
side by side and copy, the Jnanis live in different pockets
of time and space and that is the difference.

Bhagavan Ramana sings in Atma Vidya Kirtanam, a small five
stanza poem:

4.  For loosening of karma's bonds and ending births,
This Path is easier than all other paths.
Abide in stillness, without any stir
Of tongue, mind, body and behold
The effulgence of the Self within.
The experience of Eternity; absence
Of all fear; the ocean vast of Bliss.

5. Annamalai the Self, the Eye
Behind the eye of mind which sees
Which know the sky and other elements.
The Being which contains, reveals, perceives
The inner sky that shines within the Heart
When the mind free of thought turns inward,
Annamalai appears as my own Self,
True, Grace is needed, Love is added
Bliss wells up.

Though Mahayana Buddhism used different words to stay
away from the Sanskrit, Hindu  influence, the Heart (Hrudayam) is
common to everyone and every Self realized Jnani.  How can
anyone go away from Heart?   

Arunachala Siva.       

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Re: Heart Advice from Dudjom Rinpoche
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009, 11:04:11 PM »
dear subrmanian

yes I also was amazed by the similarites of the wisdom traditions...

and dudjom rinpoche was also called Jnana....so when you called him a jnani it made me smile in double sense :)



dear skrudai

"lama" is guru or spiritual teacher (in the west also monks are called lama, but this is not correct...lama is really the guru)

rinpoche means precious jewel, a sort of honor title...
 
and is given to reincarnated masters that conciously choose to be reborn for hte benefit of all beeings, the meditation method is called Phawo (tranference of concioussnes, but I have to say that reincarnation is not the same like in vedanta philosopophy, its not the wandering individual soul but the "mindstream" of the master that is transmitted...so the wisdom-mind, prayers etc... are transmitted)

......this masters are also called "Tulku"...(and this titles are not just for man)


much love
matthias

 

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Re: Heart Advice from Dudjom Rinpoche
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009, 11:26:37 PM »
some other stances from this writings and spoken words

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Relax without grasping; whatever arises will be self-liberated.
This is the ultimate guru. Abide in that natural state!
It is not a new attainment, it has never been seperate from you.
Although not seperate, you did not recognisze it, which is delusion.

Now there is endless delusion
So whatever toughts arise, look directly at their essence.
when you look, you will not see it; cast the searcher aside.
The place where you cast it is Dharmakayas essential nature,
all-pervasive emptiness.

In that place where can you go or stay?
Understand this, realize its menaing, and sustain it in practice.
The result of htis practice is to be wihtout hope or fear.
having attained confidence in this has made this old man satisfied.



picture of dudjom rinpoche
http://www.dudjomdharmahouse.org/fotos/Dj2.jpg
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Re: Heart Advice from Dudjom Rinpoche
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2009, 11:33:07 AM »
Dear matthias,

Yes.  It is the Natural state and one has to simply abide in It.
There is no going or staying, because it is only one, Advaitam.
From Advaitam which is the One without a second, where to go?
Where to stay?  Excellent.  Nirguna, niralamba, nir-achala, Nir
vikara, nitya, suddha, buddha.

Arunachala Siva.