the best concise instructions i've seen are urgyens thought free video and this one - naturally liberating whatever you meet
and there are some big nuggets in this one
and a few instructions i would call faith based nihilism
once you get into deep water everyone talks about the "non conceptual", for example saying that we are infinite and eternal, those two experiences in the context of this universe overlap delusion
as it is vol 1 page 108
remember to recognize mind essence: "What is it that imagines this? What is it that thinks this?"
I'm going to talk a little more about practicing the development stage as an imitation of the real thing, as a mere resemblance. At some point in a sadhana there is the mantra OM MAHA SHUNYATA JNANA VAJRA SVABHAVA ATMA KOH HANG. The syllable OM is the nature of all form, and it expresses that everything perceived is Buddha Vairochana, the emptiness of all form. MAHA SHUNYATA means great emptiness. JNANA means original wakefulness, emptiness and cognizance indivisible. In essence, when one recites In essence, when one recites the mantra one is saying, "I am of the nature of indestructible wakefulness in which everything perceived is a great emptiness." Then, after a few seconds, one says, "From this state of emptiness, in one instant, I appear in the form of the deity."
There are four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism: Kagyii, Sakya, Nyingma and Geluk. In all four of these traditions, when we practice development stage, we need to start with the samadhi of suchness. Suchness means the innate nature of your own mind. It is not some other suchness from some other place. That suchness is simply the completion stage. The complete in completion means what is completely present as your own nature, which is the dharmakaya nature of mind. To recognize that is called completion stage. While recognizing mind essence, while remaining in the samadhi of suchness, one allows the visualizations of the development stage to take place without leaving the natural state behind. Out of the expanse of the three kayas, the practice of sadhana takes place for the benefit of beings. Both samsara and nirvana always manifest out of the expanse of the three kayas. The first of the three samadhis, the samadhi of suchness, means primordial emptiness. It is actually the essence of the kayas of all ns buddhas. The empty essence is the quality of enlightened body. The cognizant nature is the quality of enlightened speech. The unconfined capacity of awareness is the quality of enlightened mind.
I've narrowed down and rearanged the order of the books / practices I'm studying and taking notes, after these notes make sense I will publish them here.
- Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche - several books I've ordered and am reading currently
- Lerab Lingpa - Open Mind
- Dudjom Lingpa - Vajra Essence
- this entie site is a draft, it grows then shrinks regularly as i attempt to grasp this subject
- i've only studied buddhism for a few years and specifically dzogchen, amazon sells 700 books on dzogchen, that is far too many so my main goal with this project is to sift through and find the most meaningful and see if i can achieve the claims people make for it in this lifetime
- wish me luck ❤
- checkout the centre for contemplate research
- my daily habits
- deity research
- Vajrayana can end widespread ignorance and replace it with compassion & enlightenment
- life is an energy too, until scientific equations factor it in we will continue to learn more about dead particles than live ones
dwelling nowhere the mind comes forth awaken your mind without fixing it anywhere you must separate no form from form
- ngondro is a tibetan word that translates to first steps and foundational, i practice that and read books on ngondro
- dhogzhen is tibetan for great perfection, or greatest completion, it extends ngondro even further towards wisdom and compassion, for all beings