Religions 2013, 4(3), 412-422; doi:10.3390/rel4030412
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The Mirror: Advice on Presence and Awareness (dran pa dang shes bzhin gyi gdams pa me long ma)

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Received: 1 July 2013; in revised form: 26 August 2013 / Accepted: 6 September 2013 / Published: 9 September 2013
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Abstract: “The Mirror: Advice on the Presence of Awareness” (dran pa dang shes bzhin gyi gdams pa me long ma) is a short text that describes the essence of the Dzogchen teaching (rdzogs chen, total perfection). Concerning the way to establish this point of view (lta ba), the main point is to have a direct understanding through the experience of our primordial state of pure presence, beyond any mental or intellectual construction. With regard to meditation (sgom pa), this involves practicing in order to be sure to understand our own true nature, the non-dual condition of the calm state (the essence of the mind) and movement (its natural energy). Behavior (spyod pa) is the integration of meditation in all our daily activities, continuing in the state of pure presence in every circumstance of life. This is the total realization.
Keywords: Dzogchen; tantra; self-perfected state; samsara; state of enlightenment; karma; nirvana; mantra; state of pure non-dual presence; awareness
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Norbu, C.N. The Mirror: Advice on Presence and Awareness (dran pa dang shes bzhin gyi gdams pa me long ma). Religions 2013, 4, 412-422.

AMA Style

Norbu CN. The Mirror: Advice on Presence and Awareness (dran pa dang shes bzhin gyi gdams pa me long ma). Religions. 2013; 4(3):412-422.

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Norbu, Chögyal N. 2013. "The Mirror: Advice on Presence and Awareness (dran pa dang shes bzhin gyi gdams pa me long ma)." Religions 4, no. 3: 412-422.

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