James Low & Simply Being

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Postby Dechen Norbu » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:50 pm

Presence is mindfulness. Instant presence is being present in the stage of knowledge of one's primordial state. They are not the same.

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Look at the unfathomable spinelessness of man: all the means he's been given to stay alert he uses, in the end, to ornament his sleep. – Rene Daumal
the modern mind has become so limited and single-visioned that it has lost touch with normal perception - John Michell

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Postby alwayson » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:08 pm

Mindfullness is merely conceptualizing the present moment.

But our real nature is beyond conceptualizing time.

Correct me if I'm wrong :shrug:

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Look at the unfathomable spinelessness of man: all the means he's been given to stay alert he uses, in the end, to ornament his sleep. – Rene Daumal
the modern mind has become so limited and single-visioned that it has lost touch with normal perception - John Michell

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Postby heart » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:01 pm

:smile:
"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
~Kurt Vonnegut

"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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Postby Dechen Norbu » Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:41 pm

Read carefully about the three transmissions, oral, symbolic and direct. The third is what will get you in the primordial state and the first two will help you when the time for recognition comes. This not something you can imagine as being infant like, adult like or innocent like or anything of the sort. It's beyond imagination. Whatever you can imagine about it will only become an obstacle.

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Postby Silent Bob » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:39 pm

Six Words of Advice
༄༅། །གནད་ཀྱི་གཟེར་དྲུག།
nä kyi zer drug
six essential key points
by Tilopa
ཏི་ལོ་པ་

translated by Ken McLeod

མི་མནོ་
mi mno
Don’t recall Let go of what has passed

མི་བསམ་
mi bsam
Don’t imagine Let go of what may come

མི་སེམས་
mi sems
Don’t think Let go of what is happening now

མི་དཔྱོད་
mi dpyod
Don’t examine Don’t try to figure anything out

མི་སྒོམ་
mi sgom
Don’t control Don’t try to make anything happen

རང་སར་བཞག་
rang sar bzhag
Rest Relax, right now, and rest

This advice consists of only six words in Tibetan. The translation to the left in bold letters was
developed to capture its brevity and directness. Some people prefer the translation to the right.
(prepared as pdf-file by Michael K. Nisch)
Last edited by Silent Bob on Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
"All the sublime teachings, so profound--to throw away one and then grab yet another will not bear even a single fruit. Persevere, therefore, in simply one."
--Dudjom Rinpoche, "Nectar for the Hearts of Fortunate Disciples. Song No. 8"

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Re: James Low & Simply Being

Postby Malcolm » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:56 pm

༄༅། །གནད་ཀྱི་གཟེར་དྲུག།
Six Points.


མི་མནོ་
Don't anticipate.

མི་བསམ་
Don't plan.

མི་སེམས་
Don't think.

མི་དཔྱོད་
mi dpyod
Don't analyze.

མི་སྒོམ་
mi sgom
Don't cultivate.

རང་སར་བཞག་
Stay where you are.




འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: James Low & Simply Being

Postby mint » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:24 pm

Thanks Bob and Namdrol. If only I could get those six points tattooed onto my retinas! :lol:

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Re: James Low & Simply Being

Postby Lhug-Pa » Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:00 pm

Going back to Kumbhaka Pranayama or Vase Breathing, etc. that I'd mentioned in the Dzogchen Community thread, is not the 'achieving' of the above Six-Points—at least in the context of the Eight Yanas below Dzogchen—dependent on Kumbhaka Pranayama?

Perhaps Lama Yeshe's The Bliss of Inner Fire gives more detailed instructions specifically on the pulling/pushing of lower-Prana/Wind/Vayu and upper/higher-Prana/Wind/Vayu....


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