Wednesday 5 September 2018

The Great Secret of Mind: Special Instructions on the Nonduality of Dzogchen Paperback by Tulku Pema Rigtsal (Author), Keith Dowman (Translator)

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The Great Secret of Mind: Special Instructions on the Nonduality of Dzogchen Paperback by Tulku Pema Rigtsal (Author), Keith Dowman (Translator)  chapter and contents detail is given below.

  •  The nature of the physical world
  •  The difference between “insider” and “outsider” meditation
  • The fallacy of materialism: how the actuality contradicts  our assumption that our happiness and sadness depend upon material things
  • The unreality of material things
  • All things are figments of the mind
  • How this body emerges from the karmically conditioned mind, and how we may anticipate the next life
  • Distinguishing between impure outer appearances and the pure nature of reality
  • All phenomena are unreal: all is just a delusive display of  mind
  •  The method of eliminating belief in concrete reality, the  cause of suffering
  • The ways of establishing the unreal world as magical illusion in the different levels of approach
  • People ignorant of the illusory nature of their own unreal mind spin around in confusion
  • Pure presence itself is buddha
  • Illustrating the similarity of the world and magical  illusion
  • The conviction that all is unreal accords with the sutras
  •  An introduction to the secret of mind
  • The dualistic nature of the intellect illustrated in the question-answermethod of the sutras
  • Reasonable proof that buddha-nature exists in our mindstream
  • When the natural perfection of mind is realized, there is  no need to apply an appropriate antidote to each karmic impulse
  • Reconciliation of the view that the world is an empty,  unreal, subjective delusion with the scientific view that it is composed of atoms
  • Sickness and physical pain are relieved by making a habit  of recognizing pure empty presence
  • Mind is the root of all experience
  • Knowing the whole world as figments of mind, undisturbed  at the timeof death, we are released in the bardo
  • The creative and fulfillment phases are complete and  perfect in the space of basic empty presence
  •  Why all beings are continuously bound in samsara
  •  Delusion dissolves when we look at the essence of mind
  •  The advantage of perceiving all things as mere conceptual labels
  •  When pure presence is spontaneously recognized, its veils  naturally dissolve
  •  Creativity is necessarily released in pure presence
  •  Samsara never existed except as mere creative visions
  •  In unconditioned pure presence, all buddha-potential is spontaneously manifest
  •  When we abide in unchangeable mind, there is enormous  instant advantage
  •  Uncontrolled emotion effects severe ecological damage
  •  The Dzogchen process necessarily and naturally preserves the environment
  •  Illustrating that all things arise out of the basis of mind
  •  With a full understanding of the inseparability of appearances and emptiness, vision is naturally suffused by infinite purity
  • A finger pointing directly at pure presence
  • Reasons for the necessity to seek a rigzin-lama to introduce pure presence
  • The potential of pure being and primal awareness is already manifest in basic pure presence
  • Dispelling doubt about the unconditioned potentiality of pure presence
  •  How to make the five poisons into the path itself
  • Until discursive thought dissolves in spaciousness, karmic repercussions must be considered
  • The benefits of hearing Dzogchen precepts
  •  First, conviction in the view is essential
  • The reason for meditation
  •  Disposition of meditation
  •  Without meditation, even trivial events create severe suffering
  • Meditation removes the attachment that is the root of suffering
  •  The cause of manifest suffering is hope and fear
  •  A short explanation of how to sustain the primal awareness of intrinsic presence
  •  The place of meditation
  •  The disposition of the body
  •  How to sustain pure presence in brief
  •  How to sustain pure presence in general
  • The five faults that hinder concentration
  •  The eight volitional antidotes to the five faults
  • In unitary shamata and vipasyana, the nine mental states and the fivemystical experiences are correlated
  • The simple, quintessential disposition
  •  The method of practicing the essential pure presence in sessions
  • The place of deviation into mystical experience
  •  The distinction between mind and pure presence
  •  The rigzin-lama’s personal instruction inspires meditation
  •  An explanation of conduct
  • The sin of ignorance of the continuity of reflexively liberating thought
  • The preeminence of the mode of simultaneous arising and releasing of thought
  • Meditation experience arises naturally in the mindstream
  • When conduct consists of simultaneous arising and releasing, it is free of karma and its effects
  • A categorical assertion that Dzogchen transcends cause and effect
  • So long as dualistic perception obtains, heed karma and its effects
  • The evidence of the accomplishment of unchangeable self- beneficial pure presence is equanimity in the face of the eight worldly obsessions
  • The evidence of the accomplishment of unchangeable altruistic pure presence is spontaneous compassion and reliance on the laws of karma and their results
  • Practitioners of the lower approaches are bound by strenuous effort
  •  Conduct is characterized by the three modes of release
  • The perspectives of both sutra and tantra agree in rejecting gross emotivity
  •  Infusing conduct with the six perfections
  •  Addiction to wealth leads to suffering
  •  Everyone, high and low, has been a slave to attachment
  •  The stupidity of suicide
  •  With detachment, the mere possession of wealth and fame does no harm
  •  Others are served best by an unselfish mind
  •  When we know objects of attachment as delusion, the five sensory pleasures do us no harm
  •  Those with pure presence are labeled “buddha,” while the ignorant are “sentient beings”
  •  Three special features of intrinsic awareness
  • Discursive thought necessarily dissolves into basic pure presence
  •  Detachment from samsara, nirvana, and the path between them is the crux
  •  “Hand-holding” instruction, in short
The spontaneous manifestation of buddha-potential in basic pure presence
 Knowing the great perfection: buddha in one lifetime!
 Contemporary stories of physical dissolution and liberation in a rainbowbody

  •  For those of middling acumen: instruction about liberation in the bardo
  • The bardo of life
  • The bardo of the process of dying
  • The actual practice in the bardo of the death process
  •  Consciousness sublimation is among the five nonmeditation methods of attaining buddha

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