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Academic Limits

There are fundamentally three factors which act together in the actuality of something. The first two factors must interact in opposition while the third mediates. This is like the principle of a sailboat. The wind and the resistance of the … Continue reading

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The Missouri of Samsara

In the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism there is a schematic of the teachings that delineates nine categories, culminating with Dzogchen (Atiyoga) as the pinnacle.  In the present era, the seventh category includes all of the teachings and practices that … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dear David

We’re all basically milling about inside an illusory, yet amazingly realistic cosmic casino.  There are many games being played here and some are so compelling that we are willing to sacrifice our very souls in order to stay in the … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Thoughts

If anything of importance is to be discovered through spiritual practice, it will depend on one’s attitude.  Here we need to consider our attitude not only in the sense of emotional responsiveness but also in the mechanical sense of a … Continue reading

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Systems Analyst

One of the most extraordinary of human capabilities is language.  The articulation of words, spoken and written, originating from the clarity of self-knowledge, can constitute a magical dimension so powerful that all the lives of this world are affected by … Continue reading

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Practice

In some sense, the practice of dzogchen is like the practice of medicine in that practice follows knowledge and proficiency. Proficiency in the context of dzogchen practice means having a clear understanding of how to enter into a state called … Continue reading

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