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5185#5186 - "Natural Perfection"by Longchenpa

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  • Gloria Lee
    Mar 14, 2014
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      "The hidden awareness of natural perfection is everywhere,
      its parameters beyond indication,
      its actuality incommunicable;
      the sovereign view of natural perfection is the here-and-now,
      naturally present without speech or books,
      irrespective of conceptual clarity or dullness,
      but as spontaneous joyful creativity
      its reality is nothing at all."

      ~Longchenpa,
      From Keith Dowman's "Old Man Basking in the Sun"





      THE LION'S ROAR OF GREAT PERFECTION

      "Ho! The atiyoga of natural perfection! Dzogchen Ati!
      The Great Perfection, in its unbiased inclusivity,
      actualizes the meaning of self-sprung awareness;
      as the lion overawes all other beasts with his roar,
      so the language of Great Perfection commands the gradual approaches;
      speaking a tongue of its own, it engenders its own ultimate meaning.

      "The land of natural perfection is free of buddhas and sentient beings;
      the ground of natural perfection is free of good and bad;
      the path of natural perfection has no length;
      the fruition of natural perfection can neither be avoided nor attained;
      the body of natural perfection is neither existent nor nonexistent;
      the speech of natural perfection is neither sacred nor profane;
      and the mind of natural perfection has no substance nor attribute.

      "The space of natural perfection cannot be consumed nor voided;
      the status of natural perfection is neither high nor low;
      the praxis of natural perfection is neither developed nor neglected;
      the potency of natural perfection is neither fulfilled nor frustrated;
      the display of natural perfection is neither manifest nor latent;
      the actuality of natural perfection is neither cultivated nor ignored;
      and the gnosis of natural perfection is neither visible nor invisible.

      "The hidden awareness of natural perfection is everywhere,
      its parameters beyond indication,
      its actuality incommunicable;
      the sovereign view of natural perfection is the here-and-now,
      naturally present without speech or books,
      irrespective of conceptual clarity or dullness,
      but as spontaneous joyful creativity
      its reality is nothing at all."

      ~Longchenpa.
      From Keith Dowman's "Old Man Basking In The Sun”

      Thanks to Amrita Nadi of Daily Dharma and Facebook


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      "You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." — Dr. Seuss


      Harsh K. Luthar posted to Facebook

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      It takes a long time to come to the end of mental teachings. 

      ~ Vicki Woodyard


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      "The soul is the same in all living creatures although the body of each is different.”

      ~ Hippocrates


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      "You can always tell about somebody by the way they put their hands on an animal.” 

      ~ Betty White


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      In humility is the greatest freedom. 
      As long as you have to defend the imaginary self 
      that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart. 
      As soon as you compare that shadow 
      with the shadows of other people, you lose all joy, 
      because you have begun to trade in unrealities 
      and there is no joy in things that do not exist.

      ~Thomas Merton

      posted by Road to Nowhere on Facebook 


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      “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” 

      ~Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

      Fred LaMotte posted to Facebook


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      3 AM

      Silent moon
      over the wetlands,
      one Spring
      peeper's solo -
      suddenly
      ten thousand songs!
      What the frog said 
      keeps the moon
      and stars awake,
      wondering
      all night long.
      Never doubt 
      your solitude,
      never doubt
      the beauty 
      of your lonely voice.

      ~ Fred LaMotte


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