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Religions 2013, 4(2), 306-312; doi:10.3390/rel4020306

On Dealing with Destructive Emotions through the “Path of Self-Liberation”

Santi Maha Sangha Teacher, International Shang Shung Institute for Tibetan Studies, International Dzogchen Community, via Sarteano, 32, 00139 Roma, Italy
Received: 15 April 2013 / Revised: 17 June 2013 / Accepted: 18 June 2013 / Published: 20 June 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dzogchen)
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In the majority of Buddhist systems and traditions, destructive emotions—hatred, craving and delusion—are considered as the main obstacle to enlightenment and dealt with as such through various methods of counteracting and neutralizing. In the supreme teaching of Dzogchen, however, they are but one of the infinite aspects of the primordially self-perfected dimension of the true nature of mind. Thus they are allowed to show their utterly harmless essence—non-ego, beyond-good-and-evil, empty and luminous—through the path of self-liberation.
Keywords: Dzogchen; self-perfected state; Rigpa; instantaneous presence; path; self-liberation Dzogchen; self-perfected state; Rigpa; instantaneous presence; path; self-liberation
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