Dharmata teachings.

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Dharmata teachings.

Postby muni » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:50 am

By Anam Thubten. Now Unconventional Truth still running.

http://www.dharmata.org/teachings/

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‘View like the sky’ means that nothing is held onto in any way whatsoever. You are not stuck anywhere at all. In other words, there is no discrimination as to what to accept and what to reject; no line is drawn separating one thing from another. ‘Conduct as fine as barley flour’ means that there is good and evil, and one needs to differentiate between the two. Give up negative deeds; practice the Dharma. In your behaviour, in your conduct, it is necessary to accept and reject.” Guru Rinpoche

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby dzogchungpa » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:44 pm

He is a great teacher.
The whole purpose of Buddhism is to have fun, isn't it? - Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

The secret of having fun is nongrasping. - Anam Thubten

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby ngodrup » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:41 pm

Yes, I knew him when he first came to America.

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby dzogchungpa » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:56 pm

ngodrup wrote:Yes, I knew him when he first came to America.

I wouldn't mind hearing more about that, if it's not too personal or whatever.
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The secret of having fun is nongrasping. - Anam Thubten

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby ngodrup » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:11 pm

What would you like to know? I could tell lots of stories.

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby dzogchungpa » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:56 pm

Well, I'd be happy to hear anything you'd like to share. How did you meet him? Were you a student of his? I'm just curious.
I have been to several of his teachings and I was very impressed.
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The secret of having fun is nongrasping. - Anam Thubten

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby muni » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:57 am

‘View like the sky’ means that nothing is held onto in any way whatsoever. You are not stuck anywhere at all. In other words, there is no discrimination as to what to accept and what to reject; no line is drawn separating one thing from another. ‘Conduct as fine as barley flour’ means that there is good and evil, and one needs to differentiate between the two. Give up negative deeds; practice the Dharma. In your behaviour, in your conduct, it is necessary to accept and reject.” Guru Rinpoche

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby monktastic » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:30 pm

One of my favorite quotes of his, demonstrating his rather unconventional style:

If some stranger showed up and said, “Hey, luminous mind is the truth. This is what you are seeking. When you pause, there is naked awareness, the absence of thoughts, the groundless ground that you feel. This is what you are searching for. This is all you need.” Would we be ready to say, Yes and kneel on the ground at the feet of this stranger? Would we say ecstatically, “You’re right! This is all I need.” Would we be ready to be that flexible, and not so stubborn?

It requires that kind of totally out of proportion devotion, going through all of the hardships and finally meeting with a holy master who has this holy grail and is ready to present the highest teachings to us. It requires such a trick. It is such a beautiful deception to finally convince the mind that unconditional freedom is already here.
This undistracted state of ordinary mind
Is the meditation.
One will understand it in due course.

--Gampopa

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby bob » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:37 am

muni wrote:Love The World Madly.
http://www.dharmata.org/teachings/


Wonderful and inspiring!

Thank you

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby oldbob » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:36 am

All the above!

:twothumbsup: :good: :twothumbsup:

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby dzogchungpa » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:57 am

"Love The World Madly" 21:20:
I hope that people won't use so much this word 'truth' as times goes by. It's a beautiful word, but a word that sucks, utlimately.

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The secret of having fun is nongrasping. - Anam Thubten

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby muni » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:06 am

:smile:

when I first came to the U.S., I was very close-minded and very close-hearted about Western food.

I was very afraid of two things, the tomato and the avocado. The tomato reminded me of a clot of blood and the

avocado reminded me of some kind of very repulsive grease. I had pictures in my mind and stories about them simply

because my mind and my heart were not open to them. I was trying to defend my old belief systems about taste and

diet. I wasn’t ready to open my heart to the tomato and the avocado. There was no way. All of these negative

thoughts kept coming into my mind. “Well, the tomato may be delicious. Perhaps I should try it sometime, but not

today. Maybe tomorrow or in another few months I will be ready to taste the avocado, but definitely not now.”



Actually there was really no good reason not to try a tomato or an avocado, but my mind came up with one reason

after another. “Maybe it isn’t delicious. Maybe it’s disgusting. It looks like blood, very yucky.” This was enough to

keep me from trying either the tomato or the avocado and so my heart wasn’t open for a very long time. Then one

day, accidentally, my mind and my heart were totally open to the tomato and the avocado and I tried them. They

were quite good. Now I love avocados and tomatoes so much that I actually cannot imagine life without them. They

are truly amazingly delicious. They have totally changed my life. Sometimes I feel like holding my palms together in

praise to express my gratitude to the tomato and the avocado.



The truth is similar to that. We just don't open our heart and mind because we haven't experienced the benefit of that.

Once we have experienced the truth, there isn’t even an issue. There is no worry. The whole question of whether we are

ready to open our heart and mind to the truth isn't even a concern." Anam Thubten.
‘View like the sky’ means that nothing is held onto in any way whatsoever. You are not stuck anywhere at all. In other words, there is no discrimination as to what to accept and what to reject; no line is drawn separating one thing from another. ‘Conduct as fine as barley flour’ means that there is good and evil, and one needs to differentiate between the two. Give up negative deeds; practice the Dharma. In your behaviour, in your conduct, it is necessary to accept and reject.” Guru Rinpoche

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby muni » Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:00 pm

Woopsee! I forgot a part preceding this story to post and will do it here right now:

"Nirvana, or whatever you want to call it, means the complete deconstruction of all of our rigid mental patterns and

habits as well as the deconstruction of all of our limiting beliefs. This deconstruction creates a space for true inquiry.

When we open our hearts and our minds completely, we are in a place where we can experience something new, a

new truth, a new reality, a miracle that we haven’t experienced in the past. We can see things differently and they

present new, expanded opportunities, new horizons. Therefore an open mind is required. This is true not only in

relationship to the truth but in relationship to everyday life as well.


From here: https://www.sites.google.com/site/dharm ... mata-Maine :smile:
‘View like the sky’ means that nothing is held onto in any way whatsoever. You are not stuck anywhere at all. In other words, there is no discrimination as to what to accept and what to reject; no line is drawn separating one thing from another. ‘Conduct as fine as barley flour’ means that there is good and evil, and one needs to differentiate between the two. Give up negative deeds; practice the Dharma. In your behaviour, in your conduct, it is necessary to accept and reject.” Guru Rinpoche

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby dzogchungpa » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:16 am

Just saw the man today. The vibrations were outstanding.

:smile:
The whole purpose of Buddhism is to have fun, isn't it? - Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

The secret of having fun is nongrasping. - Anam Thubten

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby dzogchungpa » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:42 pm

BTW, a fair number of his talks can be found here:
http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/335/
The whole purpose of Buddhism is to have fun, isn't it? - Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

The secret of having fun is nongrasping. - Anam Thubten

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby muni » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:21 pm

Many thanks Dzogchungpa.
‘View like the sky’ means that nothing is held onto in any way whatsoever. You are not stuck anywhere at all. In other words, there is no discrimination as to what to accept and what to reject; no line is drawn separating one thing from another. ‘Conduct as fine as barley flour’ means that there is good and evil, and one needs to differentiate between the two. Give up negative deeds; practice the Dharma. In your behaviour, in your conduct, it is necessary to accept and reject.” Guru Rinpoche

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby muni » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:53 pm

Anam Thubten:
“Our true nature has always been perfect. It doesn’t have to be improved and it never can be changed.”


“When we don’t believe in our thoughts we are always awakened. When we believe in our thoughts we are unawakened.”


“Many of us have this feeling that we want to transcend something. We feel that things are not totally OK the way that they currently are….But what do we want to transcend? It turns out to be quite ironic because everything we want to transcend doesn’t really exist in the ultimate sense. It only exists as our own mind’s display… Crazy love is a very ecstatic way of transcending this mind and its ultimate mistake of buying into its own display. We just see everything as sacred and love everything without having any specific object of love….Love without boundaries, crazy love, is sacred perception….Crazy love loves everything…. The question is how do we, in this very ordinary moment, jump into that realm of crazy love? Instead of holding an answer as a kind of recipe, let’s keep asking the question….”

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‘View like the sky’ means that nothing is held onto in any way whatsoever. You are not stuck anywhere at all. In other words, there is no discrimination as to what to accept and what to reject; no line is drawn separating one thing from another. ‘Conduct as fine as barley flour’ means that there is good and evil, and one needs to differentiate between the two. Give up negative deeds; practice the Dharma. In your behaviour, in your conduct, it is necessary to accept and reject.” Guru Rinpoche

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby dzogchungpa » Mon May 05, 2014 11:02 pm

The whole purpose of Buddhism is to have fun, isn't it? - Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

The secret of having fun is nongrasping. - Anam Thubten

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby muni » Tue May 06, 2014 3:42 pm

Dzogchungpa, thanks!

Here a talk by Anam Thubten and Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel.
Anam Thubtens' talk start from about 38.00. He gives here also the precious gift on turning the gaze within.

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‘View like the sky’ means that nothing is held onto in any way whatsoever. You are not stuck anywhere at all. In other words, there is no discrimination as to what to accept and what to reject; no line is drawn separating one thing from another. ‘Conduct as fine as barley flour’ means that there is good and evil, and one needs to differentiate between the two. Give up negative deeds; practice the Dharma. In your behaviour, in your conduct, it is necessary to accept and reject.” Guru Rinpoche

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Re: Dharmata teachings.

Postby dzogchungpa » Tue May 06, 2014 6:25 pm

I know this is hosted at a controversial website, but I just stumbled on this picture and I can't resist posting it:

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The secret of having fun is nongrasping. - Anam Thubten


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