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#2354 - Sunday, January 1, 2006 - Editor: Gloria Lee

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      #2354 - Sunday, January 1, 2006 - Editor: Gloria Lee

       

      "The world is perfect as it is, but there's room for improvement."
         -  Suzuki Roshi'

      posted by Earl McHugh to Dzogchen Practice


      ...reminded me of Leonard Cohen's
      lyric:

      The birds they sang
      at the break of day
      Start again
      I heard them say
      Don't dwell on what
      has passed away
      or what is yet to be

      Ring the bells that still can ring
      Forget your perfect offering
      There is a crack, a crack in everything
      That's how the light gets in
       
      posted by JP to nondualnow
       


       

       
      Emptiness, then, is an adjectival quality of 'dharmas',
      not a substance which composes them. It is neither a thing
      nor is it nothingness; rather it refers to reality
      as incapable of ultimately being pinned down
      in concepts.
        - Nagarjuna
       
      To understand that the whole of reality has no
      nature of its own is to practice the perfection
      of discriminating awareness.
        - Prajnaparamita
       
      Since all unenlightened men discriminate with their
      deluded minds from moment to moment, they are alienated
      from Suchness, hence the the definition "empty" suggesting
      some negating; but once they are free from their
      deluded minds, they will find that there is nothing
      to be negated...And also there are no particular marks
      or signs to be noted in it, as it is the sphere that
      transcends thoughts and is in harmony with enlightenment
      alone.
        -Asvaghosa

      ...when appreciating emptiness, all the dualistic
      possibilities (ear and sound, eye and sight etc) -
      presupposing a split in experience between perceiver
      and perceived - do not arise.

          "Therefore, Shariputra, in emptiness there is
      no form, no feeling, no perception, no conception,
      no mental formations, no consciousness, no eye, no
      ear...no sight, no smell, no ignornance, no end
      of ignorance, no suffering, no origin of suffering,
      no cessation of suffering, no path, no wisdom,
      no attachment, and no non-attainment."
       - Heart Sutra
       

      There is nothing to be removed
      And nothing to be posited.
      It is seeing reality as reality
      And when one sees thus one is liberated.
        - Tilopa

      posted by Joyce Short to Dzogchen Practice


       
      dear all
       
      this is a wonderful site, one of the best I have seen,
      astonishingly beautiful pictures of the world's forests.
       
       
      and . . . .  a Happy New Year to you all as well ! ! !
       
       
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