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Seeing, Recognising & Maintaining One's Enlightening Potential

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On 25/09/2021 at 11:14 PM, steve said:
In Dzogchen one learns to become responsible for oneself without following rules. A person who follows rules is like a blind person who needs someone to guide them in order to be able to walk.
For this reason it is said that a Dzogchen practitioner must open his or her eyes to discover their condition, so that they will no longer be dependent on anyone or anything.
~ Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

 

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~ Paramito ~ 

 

Karma is a nonlinear system, and thus to describe it in linear cause-condition-consequence terms would be a mistaken simplification.

 

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, C T said:

~ Paramito ~ 

 

Karma is a nonlinear system, and thus to describe it in linear cause-condition-consequence terms would be a mistaken simplification.

 

 

 

 

 

It is mind boggling.  This is why memories can be used and reversed in healing, because of the non-linearity.  When done from that place and that mindset, it can happen if you find the right dynamic.  And the right memory.

 

 

 

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Obsessive use of meditative disciplines or perennial study of scripture and philosophy will never bring forth this wonderful realization;

This truth which is natural to awareness, because the mind that desperately desires to reach another realm or level of experience inadvertently ignores the basic light that constitutes all experience.

~ Tilopa

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I find that staying in remembrance of All being One is extremely helpful.  When the Nazarene said that 'whatever you do to the least of these, you do to me' says it all.  Money, to me, is the most pointed way to prove this to one's self.

 

Money, as I see it, is nothing more than stuck energy.  It takes energy to make it, it takes energy to spend it.  When it's sitting there in your wallet, it's stuck.  How much is that little piece of paper really worth?  1/100th of a mill?  The whole money thing is a mind construct, symbolized by a figure being printed on that worthless piece of paper.

 

If you see others 'as yourself', the answers appear.  The money is to be spent liberally for the betterment of all of the Whole.  And when you start thinking that way, money will reappear in some fashion, often from out in left field.  In my particular case, since I've been liberal with money, it truly is coming from left field.  I recently took a nasty fall on the roads of the mobile home park, the roads in the back where I live are horrible.  they photo this area for funding requests when they want to pave elsewhere in the park.  When I found that out, the intentionality of leaving that area intact for photo purposes, I decided to take it further.  I am now aligned with a law firm whose phone number is 88-SHARK, lol.  I broke my elbow, but just barely.  the osteo told me that if you've got to break anything in your body, the radial head of the ulna is the very best bone to break!    My teeth almost went through my lip, but not quite.  My nose was bloody, but not broken.  The enormous bruise on my chin is now gone.  the point is, that this 'almost' tragedy is turning into the possibility of truly having some funds with which to really make some changes.  If it's a sizeable settlement or award, I will contact the city managers in this area and see if there isn't something we can do to help the homeless population.  Maybe feeding stations or something, or chits for motels.  I don't know, but I'm thinking.

 

But it's not just money, it's everything.  Everybody is You.  And History and Future are happening Now, as someone said earlier.

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But it can happen that a phrase intended to indicate a state beyond concepts just becomes another concept in itself....

 

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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23 hours ago, steve said:

But it can happen that a phrase intended to indicate a state beyond concepts just becomes another concept in itself....

 

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

 

 

 

The Dao that can be spoken is not the true Dao.

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“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone... In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree... Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life."

~Herman Hesse

 

 

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A tree in a city, is like an occupied people...

surrounded and at the mercy of her captors.

Yet in her captivity, she does not despair.

She reaches for the Light

and dances in the Wind.

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I live in a suburban community built on reclaimed farmland. 

There are many trees and plants of all kinds that have been planted throughout the neighborhood.

I sometimes wonder what went into the planning and decision making about which species to plant, how close together they should be, and so forth.

I often feel like our landscaping efforts, while pleasing to the human eye, has locked trees and plants into situations where they are in conflict with each other, where they are in forced competition, where they may be toxic to one another. I feel this can create stress which in turn leads to a response that may have negative impacts on us as well - increased allergens perhaps, unsuitable habitats for other life that depends on them, and things we cannot yet understand. 

I often walk or run through the neighborhood and open my heart and mind to these beautiful and mysterious neighbors of mine, offering my love, my empathy, and being open to developing a deeper connection. 

I have and continue to learn much from these silent and powerful companions. 

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Do not cling to the external face of the physical guru;

Your own mind is the true face of the greatest guru.

Do not admire superstitious magical powers;

Real change in the mind is the greatest magical power.

Do not rely on receiving blessings;

Continual mindfulness of the true nature is the greatest blessing.

 

Drugpa Kagy√ľ Togden Amtrin

 

 

 

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