By Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Erik Pema Kunsang, Marcia Binder Schmidt
The lessons offered in As it really is, quantity II are essentially chosen from talks given by way of the Dzogchen grasp, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, in 1994 and 1995, over the past years of his lifestyles. The unambiguous Buddhist notion of truth is transmitted in profound, uncomplicated language by means of one of many premiere masters within the Tibetan culture. Dzogchen is to take the ultimate end result, the country of enlightenment itself, as course. this can be the fashion of easily choosing the ripened fruit or the absolutely bloomed flora. Tulku Urgyen's manner of speaking this knowledge used to be to evoke the person to their strength and demonstrate the easy methods to recognize and stabilize that potential. His distinct educating type was once well known for its detailed directness in introducing scholars to the character of brain in a fashion that allowed fast adventure. This publication deals the direct oral directions of a grasp who encouraged admiration, enjoy perform, and deep belief and self belief within the Buddhist method.
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In being empty, mind seems like space. But there is a difference: space is not conscious; it doesn't feel pleasure or pain. Our mind is spacious, wide-open and empty, yet it still feels pleasure and pain. It is sometimes called the 'ever-knowing, ever-conscious mind'. Whatever is present is known by mind. When this mind is put to work, it can invent any possible thing, even nuclear bombs. Mind creates all these amazing gadgets - voice recorders, airplanes that can fly through the sky. These inventions don't think, but they were created by the thinking mind.
In truth, there is nothing other than mind that experiences. The whole universe is made out of the five major elements, which in themselves are insensate; they don't know anything. Likewise, the physical bodies of sentient beings are made out of the five minor elements. In their properties, the bones and flesh are the same as the element of earth. Blood and the other liquids resemble the element of water. The temperature of our body is essentially the same as frre. Our breath is wind, while the vacuities in the body, the different openings and hollow places and so on, are in essence the same as space.
Then he gave the instruction in coming face to face with your own nature, in a way that would have been unrivalled even if the great Khyentse, Kongtriil or Longchenpa were giving it. Yet I later met only a few people in that group who truly recognized their own nature. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche's way of giving a general outline of the ground, path and fruition of the Great Perfection was not extraordinary compared to that of other masters, but if you asked him about one single word, no matter how subtle or profound the connotation, his answer was just as subtle and profound.
As It Is, Vol. 2 by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Erik Pema Kunsang, Marcia Binder Schmidt