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The Mirror: Advice on Presence and Awareness (dran pa dang shes bzhin gyi gdams pa me long ma)

International Dzogchen Community, Merigar West, Loc. Merigar, Arcidosso (GR) 58031, Italy
Religions 2013, 4(3), 412-422; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel4030412
Received: 1 July 2013 / Revised: 26 August 2013 / Accepted: 6 September 2013 / Published: 9 September 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dzogchen)
“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. View Full-Text
Keywords: Dzogchen; tantra; self-perfected state; samsara; state of enlightenment; karma; nirvana; mantra; state of pure non-dual presence; awareness 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.

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