Dzogchen ~ Extract from James Low Article

”Dzogchen means the great completion or the great perfection. It starts with the experience that from the beginning everything has been perfect just as it is, and so there is nothing to do.

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The very doing, by which we set out to improve and develop ourselves, is the basis for us never arriving where we need to be. To put it another way, the unfolding of the infinite awareness which pervades all space, the unfolding moment-by-moment as ‘this’ and ‘that’, creates a movement of self and other, subject and object, and this movement is an illusion.

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Illusion means something is there but it is not really there. It is the Buddha’s middle way: not strongly real and not nothing at all. Here we are in this room breathing in and out, and aware of each other. This is experience. Experience is dynamic, it never ceases and it is ungraspable; nobody can catch this moment and put it in their pocket. The ungraspability of experience is exactly its primordial purity; nothing arrives in this moment except this moment.

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Thus, dzogchen is the unchanging immediacy of our presence moment-by moment. It is not moving across time. It is not weaving stories across past, present and future which help to interpret or reframe.

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When we talk about relaxation it means really letting go of all the complex patterns of association, habituation, prediction and so on, out of which we create our familiar world.”

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“What you hate, you re-create; and what you bless, you put to rest.” ― Eric Micha'el Leventhal (Art by Adam Martinakis):

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”The heart of dzogchen practice is to engage in the experience of being light. This refers to visual light, but it is also the light of all the senses. It means to really be present in your existence as an energetic formation which is moving and changing all the time.

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The good arises and goes, and the bad arises and goes. No power that anyone in the world has can alter this. Hubris is the most important thing to recognise about the individual ego. That is to say, because our individual sense of self is a story, there is no end to storytelling, and stories can be massaged and turned and made much more wonderful than the actuality of our lived existence.

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If you give space to the moment to reveal itself it will show you its infinity just as it vanishes. In that way you will have everything but nothing to take home.”

Source of this article ~ http://www.simplybeing.co.uk/public-talk-lahr-2009/

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