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(12/6/05 12:31 pm)
Tibetan Buddhist lineages
Worthy supplements to our much needed deep introspection are from the Nyingma lineage entitled "Spectrum of Ecstacy" (which I am reading for the fourth time with as much intrigue as the A.Y.) it's essential study. More from the same source is at www.aroter.org
From the Kagyu lineage Chogyam Trungpa's books
"Cutting through Spiritual Materialism" and
"The Myth of Freedom" (to begin with) are essential.
May our disillusionment be blessed!

Edited by: ompen at: 12/6/05 12:33 pm
Registered User
(12/6/05 12:49 pm)
A Quote by Ngakpa Chogyam & Khandro Dechen
'It is deliciously and painfully amusing that at the ultimate level we are our own greatest teachers. It is deliciously amusing because sometimes everything seems to unfold spontaneously-we seem to flow easily with circumstances. It is painfully amusing because the irony of our situation
makes its own point and sometimes we cannot help noticing this. In someways, we are setting out to stand conventional logic on its head, but this does not mean that there is no place in this process for intelligent reasoning. We merely need to allow an unlearning process to inaugurate itself-a process in which habits of compulsive attachment to conditioned
patterns of intellect start to become transparent. The reach and range of reasoning mind is quite small and, although it is capable of remarkable feats, it cannot give us access to all the answers. Let us take an example. It could well be considered that thinking is not a particularly effective
way of dealing with emotional pain. Thinking about emotional pain invariably generates thoughts that run circles around themselves, generating more thoughts. Thinking about emotionally painful experiences seems only to make
matters worse. It never appears to bring us nearer to an understanding of what we are individually experiencing. Thinking about pain merely constitutes 'thinking around it'-that is to say, thinking about the circumstances that surround the pain. Apart from certain psychotherapeutic contexts, people seldom think about pain itself. The reason for this is that if we were to think about pain itself, we would unavoidably enter the language of pain. Thought is not
capable of bringing us to an understanding of the fundamental texture of pain. We can only investigate pain with the non-conceptual observation of meditation. Thoughts merely create a barrier-as if 'pain' and 'the experiencer of pain' were separate. Most people will be familiar with the way in which circular thought keeps them awake at night, even when their
greatest wish is to sleep. Human beings are evidently addicted to the process of thought, and as with any kind of addiction, there is a necessity to consider the consequences of the habit.'

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Registered User
(12/9/05 10:19 pm)
Re: A Quote by Ngakpa Chogyam & Khandro Dechen
'Be still and know that I am God.'...meditate on that for awhile .....one well reasoned thought is all you need, if it leads to realization........ otherwise even it is just a waste of time

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