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Nonduality Highlights: Issue #4067, Saturday, November 6, 2010, Editor: Mark
Rigpa is never lost and it is never not rigpa. The very ground of our being is pervasive, self-exisiting, empty, primordial awareness. But each of us must ask ourselves whether we know this primordial awareness directly or are we distracted from it by the movement of the temporal mind? And each of us must answer for ourselves; no one can tell us the answer.
When we are involved in internal processes, we are not in rigpa, for rigpa has no process. Process is the function of the conceptual moveing mind; rigpa is effortless. Rigpa is like the early morning sky: pure, expansive, spacious, clear, awake, fresh, and quiet... these are the qualities against which the teachings suggest the practitioner check his or her experience.
- Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, from The Tibetan Yogas Of Dream and Sleep, posted to DailyDharma
No matter what arises; even if heaven and earth change places, there is a bare state of relaxed openness, without any underlying basis. Without any reference point- nebulous, ephemeral, and evanescent - this is the mode of a lunatic, free of the duality of hope and fear.
With unbiased view and mediation, ordinary consciousness that is caught up in reification collapses. Without the entanglements of wishful thinking, there is no "thing" to strive for or achieve.
- Longchenpa, posted to DailyDharma
If you're not 100 percent happy in the present moment of Now, then you'll unconsciously create reasons for you to seek happiness out of some imaginary future where you can, hopefully, become satisfied, sanctified or made more whole.
However, if you believe that true happiness is just around the corner for you, you'll always be noticing more corners.
- Chuck Hillig, from Seeds for the Soul, posted to AlongTheWay
Deafened by the voice of desire you are unaware
the Beloved lives in the core of your heart.
Stop the noise, and you will hear His voice in the silence.
- Rumi, posted to Distillation
Take someone who doesn't keep score,
who's not looking to be richer, or afraid of losing,
who has not the slightest interest even
in his own personality: He's free.
- Rumi, Quatrain 116, version by Coleman Barks, from Open Secret, posted to Sunlight
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