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August 09 2017

12:32
Jedna od stvari koju je najteže naučiti jest ta da svjesnost ne zavisi od bilo kakvog emocionalnog ili mentalnog stanja. Mi smo stvorili u sebi određenu sliku meditacije kao nečega što u tišini šume rade neki smireni ljudi, sasvim laganih pokreta. Ali to su samo neki od uvjeta za vježbanje. Oni potiču koncentraciju i olakšavaju učenje meditacije. Međutim, jednom kada ste naučili tu vještinu, možete se i trebate se osloboditi ograničenja koje nameće trening. Ne morate se kretati puževim korakom kako bi bili svjesni. Čak ne morate ni biti smireni. Možete biti svjesni dok rješavate neki neodložni problem. Možete biti svjesni usred gradske gužve. Možete biti svjesni čak i usred oluje koja bjesni. Mentalna i fizička aktivnost nisu prepreka za svjesnost. Ako vidite da vam je um izuzetno aktivan, tada jednostavno promatrajte prirodu i stupanj te aktivnosti. Sve je to i onako samo dio prolazne predstave koja se odvija u vašoj glavi.
12:29
Put k prosvjetljenju počinje sa svjesnošću. Svjesnost raščišćava teren
za uvid u prirodu stvari iznoseći na svjetlo dana pojave koje se dešavaju
sada, u sadašnjem trenutku, ogoljene od svakog subjektivnog komentara,
interpretacija i projekcija. Zatim, kada je svjesnost ogoljene fenomene
dovela u fokus, element istraživanja stupa na scenu kako bi ispitao
njegove karakteristike, uzroke i posljedice.
I dok je svjesnost u biti receptivna, istraživanje je jedan aktivan faktor
koji neumorno ispituje, analizira i secira fenomen, ne bi li otkrio
njegovu fundamentalnu strukturu. Ovaj rad na istraživanju zahtjeva
energiju, treći element prosvjetljenja, koji narasta u tri faze. U prvoj,
početna energija uklanja letargiju i budi inicijalni entuzijazam. Kako
rad na kontemplaciji napreduje, energija dobiva na snazi i ulazi u drugu
fazu, istrajnost, u kojoj nosi vježbanje bez popuštanja. Najzad, kada je
na svom vrhuncu, energija prelazi u treću fazu, nepobjedivost, u kojoj
pokreće naprijed kontemplaciju i čini prepreke nemoćnim da je zaustave.
Kako energija raste, oživljava i četvrti element prosvjetljenja. To je
ushićenje, prijatno zanimanje za određeni objekt. Ushićenje postupno
jača, dostižući ekstatičke visine: valovi blaženstva zapljuskuju tijelo, um
blista radošću, revnost i samopouzdanje se intenziviraju. Ali ova iskustva,
ma koliko bila ohrabrujuća, još uvijek sadrže jednu manu: stvaraju
uzbuđenje koje se graniči s uznemirenošću. Uz pomoć daljeg vježbanja,
međutim, ushićenje se lagano povlači i sve više u nama prevlađuje jedan
ton stišavanja, što signalizira nastanak petog elementa, smirenosti. Ushićenje
i dalje postoji, ali je sada oslabljeno, a rad na kontemplaciji nastavlja
se uz osjećaj staložene vedrine. Smirenost dovodi do sazrijevanja
koncentracije, šestog elementa, usredotočenosti uma na jednu točku. A
onda, s produbljivanjem ove koncentracije, posljednji element prosvjetljenja
stječe dominaciju. To je spokojstvo, unutarnja ravnoteža i
balans, oslobođenost od dvije mane kakve su uznemirenje i inertnost.
Naime, kada prevlađuje inertnost, tada energiju treba buditi; kada
uznemirenje prevlađuje, neophodno je posegnuti za obuzdavanjem.
No, kada su oba ova defekta uklonjena, praksa se odvija ravnomjerno,
bez ikakve potrebe za brigom.
— Bhikkhu Bodhi

August 05 2017

09:11
Budi obasjan svetlošću

Nemoj nikada da zaboraviš da si ti ovde samo posetilac, putnik u prolazu. Tvoj boravak ovde je kratak, a čas odlaska nepoznat. Niko ne može živeti bez uloženog truda i veštine kojima zadovoljavaš svoje potrebe zaista su blagoslov. Ali ako se upinješ neprekidno, umor i iscrpljenost će te osvojiti i nećeš upoznati radost koja dolazi kad se neki posao završi. Govori tiho i ljubazno; i ne žuri ni sa svojim mišljenjem, ni sa savetom. Ako govoriš previše, to će te učiniti gluvim za ono što drugi govore, a treba da znaš da je sasvim malo onih koji ne bi mogli nesto da nauče od drugih. Budi blizu kad je pomoć neophodna, ali daleko kad se nude pohvale i zahvalnosti. Uzmi tek malu količinu moći, bogatstva i slave, jer oni tako brzo prolaze i bivaju još brže zaboravljeni. Umesto toga, gaji u sebi ljubav i nastoj da budeš prijateljski nastrojen prema svakome. Zaista, saosećanje je melem za mnoge rane. Kad je pronađeš, čuvaj tišinu kao najveće blago i, svestan svojih dužnosti, odvoj vreme da budeš sam sa sobom. Odbaci dvoličnost i samoobmanjivanje, vidi sebe onakvog kakav zaista jesi. Uprkos tome kako se čini, niko nije zaista zao. Svako ko tako izgleda, zapravo je samo zaveden neznanjem. Ako ovu istinu često promišljaš, nudićes uvek više svetlosti nego optužbi i gorčine. Ti, baš kao i sva bića, imaš u sebi Buda-prirodu. U suštini, tvoj um jeste čist. Zato,
kada zbog nečistoće uma posrneš i padneš, neka te kajanje i crne misli tu ne zarobe. Povrati bodrost duha i razumevši situaciju, sakupi snage da nastaviš hod. Vera je poput svetiljke, a mudrost čini da ona ponovo zasvetli. Nosi tu svetiljku svuda sa sobom, tako da uvek budeš u stanju da razveješ tamu i postojiš obasjan svetlošću.

— Dhammavadaka sutra

July 23 2017

22:17

Kumayl: O Commander of the Faithful, what is Ultimate (or absolute) Reality [or Truth]?

‘Ali: What have you and Ultimate Reality to do with each other?

Kumayl: Is it not the case that I am already sharing your secrets as a companion?

Ali: Yes, indeed. But that which sprinkles unto you is billowing through me unto you!

Kumayl: So what is Ultimate Reality [or Truth]?

‘Ali: (1) The disclosure of the Majesties of Glorification without indication!

Kumayl: Please explain further.

‘Ali: (2) The [apophatic] negation of all speculation and the realization of that which can be realized!

Kumayl: Please tell me more.

‘Ali: (3) The nullificative annihilation of the secret by the victorious rending of the veil off the mystery of the secret!

Kumayl: Please explicate further.

‘Ali: (4) The attraction of the Divine Oneness by the attributive apprehension of Divine Unicity!

Kumayl: Please explain further.

‘Ali: (5) A Light Illuminating from the Morning-Dawn of Pre-Eternity and shedding its traces upon the tablets of the Talismanic-Temples of Unicity!

Kumayl: Please tell me more.

‘Ali: (6) So extinguish the lamp for the dawn hath indeed arisen! 

— Ali

July 20 2017

14:50
The man of God is drunken without wine,
The man of God is full without meat.
The man of God is distraught and bewildered,
The man of God has no food or sleep.
The man of God is a king ‘neath darvish-cloak,
The man of God is a treasure in a ruin.
The man of God is not of air and earth,
The man of God is not of fire and water.
The man of God is a boundless sea,
The man of God rains pearls without a cloud.
The man of God hath hundred suns.
The man of God is made wise by the Truth,
The man of God is not learned from book.
The man of God is beyond infidelity and religion,
The man of God right and wrong are alike.
The man of God has ridden away from Not-being,
The man of God is gloriously attended.
The man of God is concealed, Shamsi Din;
The man of God do thou seek and find!
— Rumi
Reposted bystonerrjanuschytrussekundedaj

July 08 2017

07:58
Thoughts about Marigpa

Marigpa is the opposite of rigpa. Rigpa is our primordial wisdom Awareness. It's an awareness that knows it's own nature as being what it always is.

Marigpa is a cognitive state of ignorance. It is ignorant of its own true nature. Rigpa and marigpa are mutually exclusive.

Rigpa knows it's true nature non-conceptually. It's not a thought "about" it's true nature.

In Dzogchen we describe two types of cognition; one is "togpa" (namtok) as ordinary thoughts and the other is "sherab" or "yeshe" as rigpa's non-conceptualized wisdoms.

Ordinary thoughts as namtok are always marigpa.

Primordial, non-conceptual wisdoms as yeshe and sherab, are rigpa cognitions.

This is why all traditions say there are no namtok or thoughts in rigpa. Every thought is marigpa manifesting as slivers of the mind's incessant, karmic daydreaming. The famous ignorance that Buddha declared to be the root of all suffering is in fact to be found as only your current thought.

Your current ignorance or marigpa can't be the last thought nor the next thought; the totality of samsara can never be more than your current thought.

It can be noticed that during any thought, the wisdom self-certainty of transparent rigpa is always absent.

So it's obvious that any thinking or conceptualizing will never contain rigpa's enlightened wisdoms, but only it's opposite.

Let's clarify further regarding Rigpa and thoughts... One of this century's greatest Dzogchen masters was Tulku Urgyen. He wrote on this topic often and with great emphasis. Here is a quote from his book titled As It Is, volume 2, pages 168 and 169:

A student asks: Can there be thinking during Rigpa?

Rinpoche: "It is essential to resolve the fact that there is no namtog (thought) whatsoever in the state of rigpa; it is impossible. Darkness cannot remain when the sun rises. A hair cannot remain in a flame. It is only in a moment of distraction that you lose the continuity of rigpa. It is only out of that loss, which is marigpa, unknowing, that thinking can possibly start to move. This loss of continuity, in the sense of forgetting and being distracted, is called co-emergent ignorance. To reiterate, thinking means to conceptualize out of the state of unknowing. Thinking only begins after marigpa sets in, at the loss of rigpa! During the non-distraction of rigpa, no thought can begin. I cannot emphasize this enough - there is no thought during the state of rigpa!"


The Buddha taught this:

"Conceptualizing is a disease, conceptualizing is a cancer, conceptualizing is an arrow. By going beyond all conceptualizing (thinking), monk, he is said to be a sage at peace."
MN 140 Dhātuvibhaṅga Sutta
07:57

Rigpa is not generated through conceptualizing, meditation, practices, ritual or transmissions from a teacher.

To know rigpa the mind needs to stop looking at its products.

Instead the mind needs to look at what is looking at its products.

That which is looking directly at these printed words IS rigpa.

May 16 2017

11:14
connect and forget
10:46
Become rain, consistent enough, not too organizated, and let the sun of a modest abstract machine draw a fleeting rainbow, so, you´re not a subject anymore, but an event of composition, or a passion using reason to become expression...

May 14 2017

21:05
Neither by [trying to] meditate on the Buddha nor by [trying to] grab hold of the mind, nor by seeing the mind, nor by analyzing the mind, nor by reflection, nor by discernment, nor by dispersing confusion, but through identification with the natural rhythms of things (chih-ren-yün). Don’t force anything to go. Don’t force anything to stay. Finally abiding in the one sole purity, the mind spontaneously becomes lucid and pure.
— daoxin
15:15
A university student while visiting Gasan asked him: "Have you ever read the Christian bible?"
"No read it to me," said Gasan.
The student opened the Bible and read from Matthew: "And why concern yourself with clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They toil not, neither do they spin, and yet I tell you that even Solomon in
all his glory was not arrayed like one of these...Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow will take thought for the things of itself."
Gasan said: "Whoever uttered those words I consider an enlightened man."
The student continued reading: "Ask and it shall be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone that asks receives, and he that seeds finds, and to him that knocks, it shall be
opened."
Gasan remarked: "That is excellent. Whoever said that is a Buddha."
15:13

One day the Master announced that a young monk had reached an advanced state of enlightment. The news caused some stir. Some of the monks went to see the young monk. "We heard you are enlightened. Is that true?" they asked.
"It is," he replied.

"And how do you feel?"

"As miserable as ever," said the monk

A puzzled monk once said to Fuketsu: "You say truth can be expressed without speaking, and without keeping silent. How can this be?"
Fuketsu answered, "In Southern China in the Spring, when I was only a lad, ah! how birds sang among the blossoms!"

An old Zen master always told this fable to unserious students: Late one night a blind man was about to go home after visiting a friend. "Please," he said to his friend, "may I take your lantern with me?"
"Why carry a lantern?" asked his friend. "You won't see any better with it."
"No," said the blind one, "perhaps not. But others will see me better, and not bump into me." So his friend gave the blind man the lantern, which was made of paper on bamboo strips, with a candle inside.
Off went the blind man with the lantern, and before he had gone more than a few yards, "Crack!" -- a traveler walked right into him.
The blind man was very angry. "Why don't you look out?" he stormed. "Why don't you see this lantern?"
"Why don't you light the candle?" asked the traveler.

While Bankei was preaching quietly to his followers, his talk was interrupted by a Shinsu priest who believed in miracles, and thought salvation came from repeating holy words.
Bankei was unable to go on with his talk, and asked the priest what he wanted to say.
'The founder of my religion," boasted the priest, "stood on one shore of a river with a writing brush in his hand. His disciple stood on the other shore holding a sheet of paper. And the founder wrote the holy name of Amida onto the paper across the river through air! Can you do anything so miraculous?"
"No," said Bankei, "I can do only little miracles. Like: when I am hungry, I eat. When I am thirsty, I drink. When I am insulted, I forgive."

May 11 2017

14:14
Remain natural, no need to force the mind to concentrate.

April 29 2017

11:11
Only the Truth is and you are That!
You Are the unchanging Awareness in which all activ
ities takes place.
To deny this is to suffer, to know this is Freedom.
It is not difficult to realize this because it is y
our True Nature.
Simply Inquire 'Who am I?' and Watch Carefully.
Do not make effort and do not stir a thought.
Look within, approach with all-devotion and stay as
Heart.
Keep vigilant and you will see that nothing will ar
ise.
This is the trick of how to keep the mind quiet
and how to win Freedom. This doesn't take time
because Freedom is always Here.
You simply have to watch: where does mind arise fro
m?
Where does thought come from? What is the source of
this thought?
Then you will see that you have always been Free
and that everything has been a dream."
— p

April 22 2017

14:54
Remain natural, spontaneous. No need to force concentration of the mind.
If fear arises then thats That, if happiness arises that's That.
Inclusive awareness of the present moment.
Reposted bynothingiseverythingstonerrsoulwaxlavie
14:52
Let what comes come.
Let what goes go.
Find out what remains.
— RM
Reposted bynothingiseverythingJessSilente

April 19 2017

19:04
Sjedni u tišini, zatvori oči, opusti tijelo, diši smireno, posmatraj misli. Budi fokusiran bez napora. Dok dišeš, izgovaraj tiho ili u sebi molitvu. Ne moras nastojati da odagnas od sebe rastresajuće misli, budi miran

April 18 2017

08:35

591: s yt

If you're chasing happiness, it will be running away from you. Happiness is a byproduct of a productive day; it's not and shouldn't be a goal, but rather something that happens spontaneously
Reposted bynothingiseverythingstonerr

April 16 2017

19:55
Are you dismissing the value of practice?

Robert: Yes.

Rick: You would tell people not to bother with practices of any kind?

Robert: That’s right, if I had to put it that way, I would put it that way. Because again, as I say, any kind of practice has the idea that there is something that is going to take place in the future as a result of this practice. And so, we apply those kinds of ideas to the idea of awakening but we need not do that. In fact, that’s going to create problems. You can’t escape what it is you are looking for. It’s here now.

Rick: But obviously, the vast majority of the 7 billion people in the world aren’t living it. We would have to ask why?

Robert: Somehow, we’ve heard about this subject, maybe we’ve read Siddhartha or something like that; and it’s inspired us to want to know more about this matter of enlightenment. And so, we might get involved in some kind of practice or whatever but it isn’t the practice that is the key thing. The key thing is the really deep interest in the subject and wanting to really penetrate through to the truth. You’ll find your way there when the sincerity is deeply present. You know, some people are interested in these matters and some people aren’t.
For some people, it’s there and for some people it’s not. And I think that what probably might be an inspiration is what one reads or what one hears or better yet what one sees in the lives of people who are living this life. You and I know a lot of people who talk about it and write about it and it’s questionable whether they are really living it. There is something operating here and we have an idea that there’s this me that is doing the operating, that’s in control. When we see through the illusion of the me, we recognize that there is something that we really ultimately have no control over.

July 06 2015

17:41
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