Download Carefree Dignity by Tsoknyi Rinpoche PDF

By Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Show description

Read Online or Download Carefree Dignity PDF

Best tibetan books

Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IATS, 2003, Volume 7: Text, Image and Song in Transdisciplinary Dialogue (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library)

Essays discussing transdisciplinary method introduce case stories on Buddhist manuscripts, inscriptions, artwork and oral traditions of the Indian Himalayas and crucial Tibet. The examine used to be performed in the context of an Interdisciplinary examine Unit financed through the Austrian technological know-how Fund.

How to Free Your Mind: Tara the Liberator

The loved deity Tara is the female embodiment of enlightenment. for hundreds of years, practitioners have became to her for defense from either exterior and inner risks, from fireplace to audacity. This well-written e-book, awarded in conversational type, is an authoritative advisor to the perform of Tara.

The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet

The Karmapa is the religious chief of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism. the current Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, is the 16th of the road which begun with Dusum Khyenpa, the 1st Karmapa, within the 12th century. Karma Thinley offers the biographies of the entire Karmapas, according to his translations from a variety of Tibetan assets.

The path of individual liberation Volume 1

The Profound Treasury of the sea of Dharma represents meditation grasp Chögyam Trungpa’s maximum contribution to Western Buddhism. This three-volume assortment provides in vigorous, appropriate language the great teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist direction of the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. This paintings will resonate with new scholars of Buddhism in addition to the main senior scholars.

Extra resources for Carefree Dignity

Sample text

Is this something that we can accomplish? No, it isn’t. Does it belong to samsara? No. Does it belong to nirvana? No. Yet it’s present throughout all states. That basic nature is what we should fully realize. It’s difficult to find an accurate example of how this innate nature really is. One comparison that is often used is space. Space is not limited to being only between the walls and the pillars, not just between the floor and the ceiling — space is throughout everything. ’ The Tibetan word is sem.

You can move your hand around in mid-air because the space is open, right? ’ Here’s another example: this stick I’m holding in my hand can disintegrate. It has a perishable nature, right? The fact that its existence is impermanent proves that it is empty in nature. These examples provide a rough idea of what empty quality means in this context. Our nature — and now we’re back talking about mind — this mind right here — is something which is basically both empty and cognizant, indivisibly. What happens in a normal moment of perception, when we are looking at a flower, for example, is that our basic identity, this unconfined, empty cognizance, becomes confined in the moment of perceiving.

It is possible that the method I am giving might seem very simple, or maybe a little too simplistic. But on the other hand, the outcome of using it can be very deep, in the sense of bringing about profound insight. If we immediately reject that simple method the moment we hear about it, thinking “This is too superficial,” we will never achieve the results that come through using it. As I said before, it’s too early to make a judgment based merely on listening. One should listen to the teachings on Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, with a very open mind, without any prejudice or preconceived ideas.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.18 of 5 – based on 3 votes