The Crystal and the Way of Light : CNNR

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The Crystal and the Way of Light : CNNR

Post by mindyourmind » Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:00 pm

I have just collected my copy of this from the bookshop.

I will share a few thoughts (nothing as important as a "book review") later when I have finished reading it.
I'm sure that quite a few of you would have read this also.


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Dualism is the real root of our suffering and all of our conflicts.

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Post by mindyourmind » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:31 am

I have finished that in two sittings.

I found it to be great for a beginner, and it explained a lot of the system. I now have more pegs to hang ideas from - the new terminology and structure had me a bit confused before reading this book.

Very helpful :namaste:
Dualism is the real root of our suffering and all of our conflicts.

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Re: The Crystal and the Way of Light : CNNR

Post by Josef » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:38 pm

This book is by far the best overview of Dzogchen available in the English language if you ask me.
Kye ma!
The river of continuity is marked by impermanence.
Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
With gratitude the watcher and the watched pass through the barrier of duality.

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Re: The Crystal and the Way of Light : CNNR

Post by DharmaKitty » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:30 am

Looking forward to reading it - starting tonight!
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The essence of a real practice is to bring our intellectual understanding to the level of our heart - so as to feel it - to live it!

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Post by mindyourmind » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:05 pm

DharmaKitty wrote:Looking forward to reading it - starting tonight!
:twothumbsup:
Assuming that you could find a kind person to lend you a copy :spy:
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Re: The Crystal and the Way of Light : CNNR

Post by DharmaKitty » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:35 pm

The sharing of the Dharma is a beautiful thing
I'm sure there is someone who will be overcome with generosity and share the teachings with me.
I know they will,
won't they?
The essence of a real practice is to bring our intellectual understanding to the level of our heart - so as to feel it - to live it!

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Re: The Crystal and the Way of Light : CNNR

Post by mindyourmind » Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:41 pm

DharmaKitty wrote:The sharing of the Dharma is a beautiful thing
I'm sure there is someone who will be overcome with generosity and share the teachings with me.
I know they will,
won't they?

OK then.
Dualism is the real root of our suffering and all of our conflicts.

Namkhai Norbu

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Re: The Crystal and the Way of Light : CNNR

Post by DharmaKitty » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:29 am

Due to the kindness and generosity of others, I started reading "The Crystal" last night
All I can say so far...
What a gem!
The essence of a real practice is to bring our intellectual understanding to the level of our heart - so as to feel it - to live it!

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Re: The Crystal and the Way of Light : CNNR

Post by Grigoris » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:14 am

It is a wonderful book, I would have to say that it made an incredible impression upon me when I read it.
:namaste:
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Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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