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Openness Clarity Sensitivity

'Openness Clarity Sensitivity' stresses the importance of confidence in the nature of mind, the heart essence of our being. It is what we essentially are, that aspect of our being which was never created and can never be destroyed. It is beyond creation and destruction, beyond time and space. It is mysterious and yet so familiar, indefinable and yet so simple. Rigdzin Shikpo describes how by cutting through our self doubt and hesitations the way is opened to connect directly to the true nature of our being. This allows us to relate properly to the teachings of the great Gurus of the Dzogchen Buddhist tradition. Buddhist practice is not about will-power, control, manipulated calm, stopping thoughts, making the mind blank, and all the other wrong ideas people get about it. Instead it is about developing stability of mind through appreciating the three qualities of openness, clarity and sensitivity - not just in meditation but also in daily life. The three qualities pervade all our experience and as we practice they are gradually revealed or unveiled. What we are 'doing', is working at removing obstructions. Buddhist practice removes those things that prevent the three qualities expressing themselves in their fullness within our experience and thus prevent them from radiating out into the world. The three qualities are with us all the time, every moment. Like the sky, they do not disappear the moment we stop thinking of them. We do not have to be aware of them consciously for them to be there. They do not disappear, even when we are asleep or unconscious. The three basic qualities of openness, clarity and sensitivity are the Essence of our Being and the source of all that is good, genuine and true about us; they are the source of life itself and give rise to the sense that there is something to attain, something to realize, something beyond ourselves and even beyond the world, to which we can aspire.

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'Openness Clarity Sensitivity' stresses the importance of confidence in the nature of mind, the heart essence of our being. It is what we essentially are, that aspect of our being which was never created and can never be destroyed. It is beyond creation and destruction, beyond time and space. It is mysterious and yet so familiar, indefinable and yet so simple. Rigdzin Shikpo describes how by cutting through our self doubt and hesitations the way is opened to connect directly to the true nature of our being. This allows us to relate properly to the teachings of the great Gurus of the Dzogchen Buddhist tradition. Buddhist practice is not about will-power, control, manipulated calm, stopping thoughts, making the mind blank, and all the other wrong ideas people get about it. Instead it is about developing stability of mind through appreciating the three qualities of openness, clarity and sensitivity - not just in meditation but also in daily life. The three qualities pervade all our experience and as we practice they are gradually revealed or unveiled. What we are 'doing', is working at removing obstructions. Buddhist practice removes those things that prevent the three qualities expressing themselves in their fullness within our experience and thus prevent them from radiating out into the world. The three qualities are with us all the time, every moment. Like the sky, they do not disappear the moment we stop thinking of them. We do not have to be aware of them consciously for them to be there. They do not disappear, even when we are asleep or unconscious. The three basic qualities of openness, clarity and sensitivity are the Essence of our Being and the source of all that is good, genuine and true about us; they are the source of life itself and give rise to the sense that there is something to attain, something to realize, something beyond ourselves and even beyond the world, to which we can aspire.

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ISBN 095114730
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Pages 131
Author Rigdzin Shikpo
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Format Paperback
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